Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, uses strong magnets and the reaction of the body’s tissues to these magnets to produce highly detailed images of the human body.
The most common reasons that people require revision of knee replacements are instability (too much laxity), loosening of the components from bone, and infection.
Arthritis is a general term that relates to cartilage loss and/or dysfunction within a joint. The most common form of knee arthritis is osteoarthritis, commonly referred to as “degenerative” or “wear and tear arthritis.”
Recent advances both in surgical techniques and implant materials have led to the rise
of surgical procedures known as unicompartmental knee replacements (UKAs).
Hip arthritis is a general term used when patients have cartilage loss within the hip joint. The most common cause is osteoarthritis, or “wear and tear” arthritis.
Because of the evolution of modern techniques, we are now able to perform hip and knee replacements
in an outpatient surgery center rather than a hospital.
If you’re worried about getting your joint replaced because you remember the experience a friend or relative went through in past years, rest assured.
Total knee replacement is a surgical procedure that has provided dramatic pain relief to millions of people around the world. Over a million are performed each year in the United States
A total knee replacement is an excellent procedure to relieve pain that comes from diseased cartilage in your knee.