How long is the recovery from your joint replacement surgeries?

A very general guide for all joint replacement is:- You will continue to improve for an entire year, even if you feel 100% within weeks after surgery. The following is highly variable, and represents a reasonable baseline. The recovery can be longer depending on the severity of the disease. Most of my patients stop their […]

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How long does a total -vs- partial -vs- revision joint replacement last?

Regarding implant longevity, the short answer is: we don’t know. The point that I need to emphasize is that longevity of an implant is HIGHLY VARIABLE. It really depends on multiple factors. No patient is the same, activity levels vary, accidents can happen, and the modes of failure are numerous and unpredictable. For total joint […]

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What is a “revision” total joint?

Q: If realistically a total joint replacement can fail over time, what about “do-overs”? Are they possible, and can they be effectively performed? A: “Do-overs” (commonly referred to as “revisions”) are becoming more routine. Technology, techniques & knowledge are advancing quickly in this realm. For all of my patients receiving a joint replacement earlier than […]

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The “30 year” total knee

Q: On TV, they talk of a knee replacement that has a life of 30 years… does yours last that long? A: First, I must say that I DO use a fair amount of this technology in my practice for my total knees (you will find me on the Smith & Nephew website, and […]

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Recent implant recalls

Q: What implant was used in my hip replacement? I was reading about the J&J recalls in the news. Where can I get this information? A: I have never used the J&J Depuy ASR implants that have been recalled. Hopefully that puts your mind at ease. As for the exact parts, you should be able […]

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