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Joint Replacement

  • Joint replacement surgery, also known as arthroplasty, restores mobility and relieves pain in damaged joints.
  • It's often recommended for conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or joint injury.
  • The procedure involves replacing damaged parts of a joint with artificial implants made of metal, plastic, or ceramic.

Pre-surgery evaluation and preparation are crucial, including medical history review and imaging tests. Surgeons use advanced techniques like minimally invasive surgery to reduce recovery time and postoperative discomfort. Rehabilitation after joint replacement focuses on restoring strength, flexibility, and function. Complications like infection, blood clots, or implant loosening can occur but are rare with proper care. Patients are encouraged to maintain a healthy weight, engage in low-impact exercises, and follow prescribed medications post-surgery. Joint replacements can significantly improve quality of life, allowing individuals to return to activities they enjoy. Advances in implant technology continue to enhance durability and longevity of joint replacements. Revision surgery may be necessary in cases of implant wear or complications over time. Multidisciplinary teams including orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, and pain management specialists collaborate for comprehensive care. Joint replacement surgeries are increasingly common, with millions performed worldwide each year. Personalized treatment plans are tailored to each patient's unique needs and goals. Education and support play key roles in empowering patients to make informed decisions about joint replacement surgery.

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