During hip replacement surgery, a damaged hip is removed, and an artificial implant is inserted. So what happens if the implant has a problem and the device is recalled? Do you have to have surgery to have it removed?
Knee replacement surgery is one of the effective treatments to regain an active and healthy life. With the ease in routine life movements and exercise flexibility provided after the procedure, knee replacement is a worthy choice for post-injury recovery or knee damage due to aging.
The patient's doctor determines the recovery plan, and there can be different requirements for different people. The following is the general plan followed by most knee replacement patients.
Many patients facing hip replacement surgery want to know more about what is being placed in their body. In this video Dr. Dan Albright, an orthopedic surgeon from Raleigh, NC, explains the different types of hip prosthetics and the different materials from which their made.
When faced with total hip replacement surgery, most patients' number one concern is how long will they be laid up? Being up and mobile is important for people to feel independent.
When recovering from a total knee replacement, it can hard for some people to give up their freedom to drive even for a short time. A big question for many patients is when they can start to drive again. There are several factors to consider when deciding when is the right time.
Hip replacement surgery is becoming a common procedure for people with chronic hip pain or mobility issues. So once the surgery is done, how long will it take to get back to an active life?