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joint replacement

What Are Complications Of Joint Replacement Surgery?

There is a very low complication rate during and after joint replacement
surgery. Serious complications occur in less than 2% of all patients.
Nevertheless, as with any major surgical procedure, patients who undergo
joint replacement surgery are at risk for complications - the vast
majority of these complications can be avoided. Infection can occur in
the wound or within the around around your joints, and could happen at
any time. Following your surgery, joint replacement patients often

Getting Moving Again Part 4

Don't let joint pain slow you down. If you have not experienced adequate results with medication and other conservative treatments, total joint replacement may provide the pain relief you long for – and the resulting return to your favorite activities. Write down a list of questions about your condition, your concerns, and the ways that total joint replacement might benefit you.

Getting Moving Again Part 3

When fully recovered, most patients can return to work, although some types of work — such as construction work, certain types of carpentry, and occupations that involve repeated or high climbing — may not be advisable for individuals with a joint replacement.

Treatment Options - Total Joint Replacement

Total joint replacement is usually reserved for patients who have severe arthritic conditions. Circumstances vary, but generally patients are considered for total joint replacement if: functional limitation restrict not only work and recreation, but also the ordinary activities of daily living, pain is not relieved by more conservative methods of treatment, such as those prescribes above, by the use of a cane and restricting activities, stiffness in the join is significant, and X-rays show advanced arthritis or other problems