Understanding Joint Replacement PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 October 2009 01:56



If you are a potential joint replacement patient, you may have many questions about the procedure. We have compiled frequently asked questions to answer some of the common concerns of most of our patients. As you explore the possibility of joint replacement surgery, your orthopedic surgeon is your best resource.




knee replacementThe Knee

The Knee is the largest joint in the body and is considered a weight bearing joint. Over time, as we constantly use it in our everyday activities wearing away of the catilage lining ocurs. When this happens we experience knee pain and eventually lose mobility.




hip replacementThe Hip

The hip joint is considered  to be a ball and socket joint. The ball is the femoral head while the socket is the acetabulum (which is part of the pelvic bone) and the parts that articulates with each other are covered with cartilage. The breaking down of this cartilage due to an underliying disease or injury will eventually result to joint problems.




tabletsYour Options

Joint desease is serious problem, because pain can  affect the quality of your life. Treatment may depend on the severity of your condition and joint replacement is always the last option.  Here are other treatment option which you may want to talk to your doctor about.






Patient's Guide after Joint Replacement

After joint replacement you can go back to your usual activities, but without the pain. However, the healing process would take time and your doctor will need your total cooperation to ensure a successful outcome.







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