Total Joint Arthroplasty

Prosthetic replacement of joints is extremely common in the United States. The indication for arthroplasty is a painful degenerated joint that severely impairs the quality of life of the patient. Almost every joint of the upper and lower extremity has had prosthetic replacements designed for it. The weight-bearing joints of the lower extremity must tolerate much higher forces than the joints of the upper extremity. Fortunately, the bones of the lower extremity are much larger, which allows for better fixation of the prosthetic devices.

The elbow and knee arthroplasties function in a similar manner, in that they both control the length of the extremity. As they bend, the extremity shortens. The hip and shoulder also function similarly because they position the extremity in space and have free motion in three planes.

Peripheral Neuropathy Natural Treatment Options

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