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Total Joint Replacement Educational Series Part 12: FAQs About Total Joint Replacement After The Surgery by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted Fri 10 Oct 2008 2:12pm What restrictions do I have after total joint replacement? There are very few restrictions for patients after surgery.   The only activity we do not recommend for patients is jogging for exercise as it accelerates the wear on your new joint.   Patients with hip replacements are told not to cross the operative le ... Read on »
Total Joint Replacement Educational Series Part 11: FAQs About Total Joint Replacement Before The Surgery by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted Fri 10 Oct 2008 2:12pm How do I know when I am ready for surgery? When you have endstage or "bone on bone" arthritis, injections are helping the pain less than three months and your pain is affecting your quality of life then you will be a surgical candidate.   Until you reach this point Dr. DiGioia will continue to advise conser ... Read on »
Total Joint Replacement Educational Series Part 8: Activities After Total Joint Replacement by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted Fri 10 Oct 2008 2:12pm     Recommended With Experience Not Recommended Golf Ice skating/rollerblading Contact Sports Swimming Downhill skiing High Impact Aerobics Dancing Snow ... Read on »
Total Joint Replacement Educational Series Part 9: Routine Follow Up After Total Joint Replacement by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted Fri 10 Oct 2008 2:12pm ****Following up for routine x-rays prevents future problems!**** RECOMMENDED ROUTINE OFFICE VISITS: Year 1                                                    ü  1 month                                         ü  12 months   After 1 year ü  Every 3 years            ... Read on »
Total Joint Replacement Educational Series Part 13: Swelling and Bruising After Total Knee and Total Hip Replacement by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted Fri 10 Oct 2008 2:12pm ·               You may have swelling and bruising around the knee or hip and down into the lower leg after your total joint replacement. ·               Bruising may last for up to 6-8 weeks.   This is part of the normal healing process. ·               Being on the blood thinner after surgery can contribute to this ... Read on »
Total Joint Replacement Educational Series Part 7: Limb Length Discrepancy After Total Hip Replacement Surgery by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted Fri 10 Oct 2008 2:12pm Addressing your questions and concerns "I had my left hip replaced a month ago and everything is going well except that I feel off-balance, like my left is now longer than my right."   "My Physical Therapist told me that the leg that was operated on is longer than the other.   What am I supposed to do about that?"   "Now that m ... Read on »
Total Joint Replacement Educational Series Part 17: Will Your Total Knee Replacement Implant Activate Airport Metal Detectors? by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted Sun 18 Jan 2009 1:54am ·      Researchers discovered that patients with total knee replacements (TKR) are more likely to set off the security scanners at airports due to the metal in their implants, compared to those with total hip (THR) or other replacements. ·      90% of patients with one TKR experienced the implant setting off the detectors, and 100% ... Read on »
Total Joint Replacement Educational Series Part 6: Surprising Statistics About Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted Fri 10 Oct 2008 2:12pm   (from  The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, Volume 89-A, Number 12, December 2007) ·            The upward trends in the utilization of total hip and knee replacement between 1969 and 2003 detail the national need for these procedures. ·            The age and gender-adjusted incidence per 100,000 person-years signifi ... Read on »
Stem Cell Procedure Repairs Knees and Joint Damage Versus Joint Replacement by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 07 Mar 2013 10:18am This is pretty neat versus going through surgery if one is a candidate for this type of procedures.  Your stem cells from your hip are used and injected into your knee.  It is not covered by insurance and costs around $7000.00.  In the video the man was having trouble standing up and now he’s back to skiing.  The procedure is done in Denver her ... Read on »
Sutter First in Nation to Use 3D Next-Generation Robotics System for Joint Replacement – Helps Get the “Right” by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 30 May 2010 2:37pm The ROBODOC surgery system was approved by the FDA back in August of 2008 and Sutter Hospitals in northern California are the first to use the new 3D robotic workstation for a hip replacement. Knee and hip replacements are really going high tech and the ROBODOC system with the ORTHODOC software system allows the surgeon the opportunity ... Read on »