How Durable Are Hip and Knee Replacement Prosthetics?

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Historically, hip and knee replacement surgery was performed to treat severe arthritis in those aged 65 and older. The common belief was that a prosthetic joint usually would last for 10 years, then wear out or loosen requiring more surgery.

Regional or General Anesthesia: Which is Preferred for Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery?

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One of the preoperative decisions prior to hip or knee replacement surgery is what type of anesthesia will be administered. Before your surgery is scheduled, your anesthesiologist will review your past medical history, give you an exam and then discuss the type of anesthesia recommended for you.

Medical Tourism: at What Cost? Having Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery Outside the U.S.

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Several recent news articles have included interviews with patients…

Postoperative Care: What to Expect after Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery

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Much of the content on my blog explores the signs and causes…

Cirugía mínimamente invasiva

La cirugía mínimamente invasiva (CMI) ha sido un tema caliente…

Determining the Need for Total Knee Replacement Surgery

In the first of two blog posts focusing on computer assisted…

When to Have Hip Revision Surgery Due to Metal-on-Metal Prostheses

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Total hip replacement surgery has been one of the most successful…

Common Symptoms of Corrosion Problems from Metal-on-Metal Implants

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In my last blog, I outlined the serious complications associated…

Can Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) Lead to Early Onset Osteoarthritis?

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The hip is a ball-and-socket joint with a layer of cartilage…

Conservative Treatments to Delay Joint Replacement Surgery and Help Manage Pain

In September 2012, The Journal of the American Medical Association…