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Artificial Joints

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Erin Long

on 3 February 2014

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Transcript of Artificial Joints

Overview
Replacement arthroplasty, or joint replacement surgery, is a procedure of orthopedic surgery in which the arthritic or dysfunctional joint surface is replaced with an orthopedic prosthesis. Joint replacement is considered as a treatment when there is severe joint pain or dysfunction is not alleviated by less-invasive therapies.
Joint replacement surgery is becoming more common with knees and hips replaced most often. As of 2009, about 773,000 Americans have a hip or knee replaced each yea
Treatment
first 2 months are the most critical.
Keep wound clean and infection clean.
Hospital stay 3 to 7 days.
Being able to prove to do daily things.
Symptoms
If you're suffering from any sort of dysfunction or deformity of your musculoskeletal system, an orthopedic surgeon is who you want to see. Orthopedic surgery is an extremely wide-ranging field that covers multiple parts of the body.
Anatomy
Artificial Joints
Joint replacement surgery is a commonly performed procedure that is used most often for arthritis treatment. When a joint replacement is performed, an artificial joint prosthesis is inserted in place of the worn out bone and cartilage. The most commonly used artificial joint replacements are: • Knee replacement surgery
• Hip replacement surgery
• Shoulder replacement surgery
•Knee replacement surgery

Artificial Joints
By: Erin Long and Mary Mackle

Causes
The causes for needing artificial joints are very similar to the symptoms.
The after causes of artificial joints include rehabilitation.
Diagnosis
If the patient has awful arthritis, they can be a candidate for a joint replacement surgery.
Septic Arthritis-an infection with the joint can cause a joint to deteriorate and be replaced.
bad cartilage
weak knees and hips.

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Recovery
Expected Duration
Surgery will last about 2 hours or less, depending on if there was issues.
A replacement can last up to 20 years or more. Depending on the patient
Prevention
wear seat belt
do not carry heavy objects.
knee guards if needed.
stretching before activities.
using correct techniques.
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