Joint Replacement Surgery
What Is Joint Replacement Surgery?
Joint replacement surgery is a treatment option which effectively relieves joint pain and restores joint function by implanting an artificial joint.
Total Hip Replacement - What You Need to Know
Hip replacement surgery is a last resort treatment option for severe, disabling hip arthritis.
Total Knee Replacement - What You Need to Know
Knee replacement is a common surgery which is considered after conservative treatments fail to restore function and relieve pain in severely damaged knee joints.
Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System
The Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System is an alternative to traditional hip replacement.
Too Young For Joint Replacement?
In the case of younger arthritis patients the benefits and risks of surgery must be carefully deliberated.
Athletic Activities After Joint Replacement
People who have had a joint replacement typically want to return to athletic activities. Is that safe or wise?
Exercise Prior to Joint Replacement May Decrease Post-op Rehab Needs
Study shows exercise prior to joint replacement may decrease need for post-op rehabilitation.
Joint Replacement Screening Quiz - When Is It The Right Time?
When is it the right time to have a joint replacement? It is a complicated question for people with arthritis, living with intractable joint pain. There are important things to consider while making the decision with your doctor or surgeon.
Types of Joint Surgery - Test Your Knowledge
There are several types of joint surgery. It's important to understand the terminology in case your doctor ever presents surgery as a treatment option for you. Do you know the various types of joint surgery? Take Types of Joint Surgery - Test Your Knowledge.
Blood Donation - What Is An Autologous Blood Donation?
Explanation of autologous blood donation as opposed to a blood donation.
Carol's Hip Replacement Diary
Pre-op and post-op thoughts of Carol Eustice as she goes through a revision hip replacement.
Knee Resurfacing - Viable Alternative to Joint Replacement?
Knee resurfacing is a surgical treatment option considered for patients who are not candidates for total knee replacement.
Hip Joint Replacement
The hip joint is a ball-in-socket joint where the ball or head of the femur (thigh bone) joins the pelvis at the socket called the acetabulum. (Illustrated)
Knee Joint Replacement
The knee is a complex joint, which is made up of the distal end of the femur (the femoral condyles), and the proximal end of the tibia (the tibial plateau). The femoral condyles usually glide smoothly on the tibial plateau, allowing for smooth, painless motion of the lower leg. (Illustrated)