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Types of Knee Implants

Types of Knee Implants

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Implants used in total knee replacement surgery are highly individualized, and there is no single type or size that fits all. Knee implants vary depending on design, materials, and fixation.

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.

Is Age a Consideration for Joint Replacement?

Is Age a Consideration for Joint Replacement?

by Crystal (SU)
Often, people with joint pain and other issues are told they are too young for joint replacement surgery because implants have a lifespan and, if performed too early, may require being redone, surgically, later. Or, they are told they are too old or have age-related medical issues might preclude major surgery.

Non-Surgical Options Before Considering Joint Replacement

Non-Surgical Options Before Considering Joint Replacement

by Yenny (SU)
Joint replacement, or arthroplasty, has helped millions of people by restoring pain-free movement and range of motion to severely damaged and painful joints. Most of the time, people undergoing joint replacement surgery have osteoarthritis, caused by general wear and tear from years of use.

Does Your Joint Replacement Have a Warranty?

Does Your Joint Replacement Have a Warranty?

by Stephanie Meadows
One of the most common questions patients tend to ask their orthopedic surgeons, is about how long their joint replacement will last. Will it last a certain number of years, or is there a designated warranty that comes with the joint replacement, whether hip, knee, shoulder, etc.? While you might think this type of question would be easy to answer, your orthopedic surgeon will tell you it’s not that simple.

How Weight Loss Can Help Joint Replacement Surgery

How Weight Loss Can Help Joint Replacement Surgery

by Stephanie Meadows
As we age, our joints begin to break down. Without adequate blood volume, so that nutrients can move through your blood and into your joints, our joint health is compromised. Just like our bodies need to be hydrated by drinking water, and nourished with food, our joints need to be exercised and taken care of, in order to function properly.