When end-stage arthritis or severe joint pain starts limiting your activities despite having tried other treatments, joint replacement may be your best option to improve quality of life. Many patients that have undergone joint replacement find it a rewarding experience and wish they had got it done sooner! Here are 10 interesting facts about joint replacement surgery:
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Arthritis is the #1 cause of disability in the US affecting more the 50 million Americans. May has been designated Arthritis Awareness month to help people find effective ways to manage this disease.
Joint replacements of the knee and hip are some of the most commonly performed surgeries in the US today. They are generally recommended when the joint is worn out to the extent that mobility is restricted, and you experience pain in your joint even when at rest.
Anterior hip replacement is not a new approach. It has been used for decades but has grown in popularity in recent years. The anterior approach to the hip is a minimally invasive procedure that has helped many people suffering from painful arthritic symptoms return to their active lifestyles with minimal downtime. Could you be a candidate for this procedure?