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Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement Surgeries

Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement Surgeries

by Yenny (SU)
More than one million Americans – the majority of whom are 50 or older – choose to undergo joint replacement (or arthroplasty) each year. Arthroplasty restores the integrity of your joints and improves function using an artificial joint, or prosthesis.

Knee Pain Doesn't Mean Surgery: What Are the Alternatives?

Knee Pain Doesn't Mean Surgery: What Are the Alternatives?

by Shearly (SU)
Knee replacement surgery can be a tough decision to make, but it isn’t always necessary right away. Prior to taking the leap towards scheduling a surgical procedure, many orthopedic surgeons will suggest trying all reasonable alternatives to knee surgery. Knee replacement surgery is a very commonly performed procedure that involves the resurfacing of the bones of the knee with metal and plastic pieces or components.