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Total Joint Replacements and Prevention of Heterotopic Ossificans

Every day the medical world makes advances in technology with new techniques to prolong the life of a new joint and reduce the complications that can occur. Although there can be various problems after a joint replacement surgery, most can be treated. Some common obstacles encountered after a total joint replacement include dislocation, fracture, deep venous thrombosis, rheumatoid arthritis, joint stiffness, or infection. However, prior to surgery, an individual should know all the risks that involve replacing an entire joint. There is one complication associated with total joint replacements that most people are unaware of called heterotopic ossificans or HO. This is the growth of bone in a

What To Expect After A Total Knee Replacement

A total knee replacement, which is also referred to as a total knee arthroplasty, is a fairly invasive procedure and can result in a long recovery process. If you have severe arthritis or significant damage in one or both of your knees and have been told that you are a good candidate for a knee replacement, you are probably wondering how much pain to expect and how long it will take for you to fully recover. Unfortunately there are no clear cut answers, because every individual has a different pain threshold, and no one progresses at the exact same rate. However, there are a few phases through which you should expect to go after a knee replacement (listed below). Some people skip either

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