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What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery : Everything You Need to Know to Make the Right Decisions - Ronald P. Grelsamer

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery

Everything You Need to Know to Make the Right Decisions

Paperback Published: 1st April 2004
ISBN: 9780446679770
Number Of Pages: 275
For Ages: 13+ years old

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Readers get the facts they need to make informed decisions about hip and knee replacement surg-eries-the two most common joint replacements in America. Hundreds of thousands of Americans suffer from painful, deteriorating joints-and for many, surgery is their only option for relief. Now, Dr. Ronald P. Grelsamer gives readers all the information they need to decide whether hip or knee replacement is the right choice. From the history and evolution of joint implants to the significant differences between types of implants and surgeries, he arms readers with the need-to-know facts for a lasting recovery, including a step-by-step physical program to recover from surgery in the shortest time possible. Dr. Grelsamer also examines the risks and limitations, informing readers under which conditions surgery would actually be more damaging than beneficial. This complete guide addresses every area of concern that a patient may have and enables them to take control, ask the right questions, and live joint-pain free

Introduction: Why You Need This Bookp. ix
An Overview
Who Needs a Joint Replacement? Arthritis, AVN, and Femoral Neck (Hip) Fracturesp. 3
Nonoperative Alternativesp. 25
Operative Alternatives to Joint Replacement Surgeryp. 43
What Exactly Is a Joint Replacement?p. 48
Getting Ready for Surgeryp. 64
The Hip
The History of Hip Replacement Surgeryp. 83
The Anatomy of the Hipp. 95
How Surgery Is Performed--The "Routine" Hip Replacementp. 100
How Surgery Is Performed--The Difficult Hip Replacementp. 122
Your Hospital Stay, Day by Dayp. 134
Going Home After Hip Replacement Surgeryp. 144
The Knee
The History of Knee Replacement Surgeryp. 153
The Anatomy of the Kneep. 160
How Knee Replacement Surgery Is Performedp. 163
Your Hospital Stay, Day by Dayp. 171
Going Home After Knee Replacement Surgeryp. 182
Controversies and Admonitions
Do's and Don'ts After Surgeryp. 191
Complicationsp. 196
Do You Really Want the Latest Implant? The Mini-incision, Partial Knee Replacements, and Other Controversiesp. 225
The Economics of Joint Replacement Surgeryp. 236
How to Choose a Surgeonp. 243
Answers to Common Questionsp. 250
Glossaryp. 259
Indexp. 265
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ISBN: 9780446679770
ISBN-10: 0446679771
Series: What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About...(Paperback)
Audience: General
For Ages: 13+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 275
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1

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