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A Patient's Guide to Artificial Knee Replacement popular

A painful knee can severely affect your ability to lead a full active life. Over the last twenty five years, major advancements in artificial knee replacement have improved the outcome of the surgery greatly. This Patient's Guide discusses the Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, The Artificial Knee, The Operation, Rehabilitation, and Complications.

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Installing New Knees

INSTALLING NEW KNEES a giant step toward recovering lost mobility "Can you come in Monday morning?" It was a Thursday in January 1997, a first consultation, and, apparently, the orthopaedic surgeon wanted to remove her left knee and replace it with an artificial one in three days' time. Nancy Cheung recalls feeling absolutely floored - not only was she trim and physically fit from sports and cycling every day from her suburban home in Richmond, BC, to her job in downtown Vancouver, but also, at age 47, advanced osteoarthritis of the knee just didn't fit into her plans for the future. That was the kind of thing that happened much later to older people, like her mother, who had had both her knees replaced some years ago by this very surgeon. What's more, on top of her work as a service-delivery coordinator for the City, Nancy was in the midst of completing her BA: "It was all so sudden. I thought I was going to the doctor for stubborn muscle pain. He must have seen that my knee was in such a bad state that if he didn't do something about it quickly, it would worsen. He really wanted to get it fixed." And for good reason: Her x-rays showed there was no cartilage remaining on her left knee, as well as significant erosion of bone. Regardless, Nancy insisted on finishing the semester. Then she took a six-month health leave from her work to recover from the surgery, which she underwent at the end of March: "It was a very tough surgery. It took me a year to really feel better. The knee felt really cumbersome…didn't feel a part of me. It was just a very difficult recovery, and I'm impatient. I wanted to resume my activities and just couldn't. There was much more pain than I was prepared for, but I don't think anyone could be prepared for what my left knee was like. The bone was so worn."

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Knee Replacement

Definition Knee replacement is a procedure in which the surgeon removes damaged or diseased parts of the patient's knee joint and replaces them with new artificial parts. The operation itself is called knee arthroplasty. Arthroplasty comes from two Greek words, arthros or joint and plassein, "to form or shape." The artificial joint itself is called a prosthesis. Most knee prostheses have four components or parts, and are made of a combination of metal and plastic, or metal and ceramic in some newer models. Encyclopedia of Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Caregivers

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Knee Revision Surgery

Definition Knee revision surgery, which is also known as revision total knee arthroplasty, is a procedure in which the surgeon removes a previously implanted artificial knee joint, or prosthesis, and replaces it with a new prosthesis. Knee revision surgery may also involve the use of bone grafts. The bone graft may be an autograft, which means that the bone is taken from another site in the patient's own body; or an allograft, which means that the bone tissue comes from another donor. Encyclopedia of Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Caregivers

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Total Knee Replacement

Total Knee Replacement Advanced osteoarthritis (OA) is by far the main reason why people need total knee replacement surgery. Patients tend to be mostly between ages 55 and 75. Different types of inflammatory arthritis - particularly rheumatoid arthritis - can also severely damage knee cartilage and bone, as a result of chronic inflammation. These patients tend to be much younger, often in their thirties and forties.

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After Knee Replacement Surgery - Common Questions popular

After Knee Replacement Surgery - Common Questions

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Total Knee Replacement Information popular

Excellent information about total knee replacement surgery from KneeReplacementInfo.com

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Admission to the Hospital

Everything a patient with knee arthritis needs to know about the nature of the disease, including surgical and non-surgical treatment options, total knee replacement, the pros and cons, complications of treatment, the implant design materials, and long te

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All about Arthritis of the Knee

All About Arthritis is a complete source of arthritis information, treatment options, and arthritis management tools for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

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Allowable Activities After Knee Replacement

Everything a patient with knee arthritis needs to know about the nature of the disease, including surgical and non-surgical treatment options, total knee replacement, the pros and cons, complications of treatment, the implant design materials, and long te

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Anatomy of the Normal Knee Joint

Everything a patient with knee arthritis needs to know about the nature of the disease, including surgical and non-surgical treatment options, total knee replacement, the pros and cons, complications of treatment, the implant design materials, and long te

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Arthritis of the Knee Joint

Everything a patient with knee arthritis needs to know about the nature of the disease, including surgical and non-surgical treatment options, total knee replacement, the pros and cons, complications of treatment, the implant design materials, and long te

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Blood Transfusion for Total Knee Replacement

Everything a patient with knee arthritis needs to know about the nature of the disease, including surgical and non-surgical treatment options, total knee replacement, the pros and cons, complications of treatment, the implant design materials, and long te

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Complications of Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Everything a patient with knee arthritis needs to know about the nature of the disease, including surgical and non-surgical treatment options, total knee replacement, the pros and cons, complications of treatment, the implant design materials, and long te

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