Hip & Knee Replacement Surgery
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- Hip Replacement Surgery (19)
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Best Anesthesia for Joint Replacement Surgery
One of the most significant concerns for people having joint replacement surgery is the type of anesthesia that will be used. There is some evidence to show that some types of anesthesia are better and have lower risk for joint replacement surgery.
Incision Size - Do You Care About the Size of Your Surgical Incision
Performing surgery through a smaller incision has become more and more popular. As demand for improved smaller scar size has grown, the number of procedures being offered through 'minimally invasive' techniques has also grown. Do you care about the size of your scar? Would you prefer small incision surgery?
Choose A Surgeon
Choosing who is going to perform you surgery is one of the most important decisions you can make. Here are a few tips to help you choose the right doctor.
Preparing For Joint Replacement Surgery
Prepare yourself for joint replacement surgery by understanding what you have ahead. There are steps to take before knee replacement or hip replacement that will help you achieve good results from your surgery.
Blood Donation Before Surgery
Blood transfusions are sometimes required after surgery. Most blood transfusions come from donated blood, but some patients choose to donate their own blood preoperatively. Learn about preoperative blood donation and if it may be appropriate for you.
Do I need antibiotics for dental work after a joint replacement?
Avoiding infections of implanted joint replacements, such as hip replacements and knee replacements, is critically important. If a joint replacement becomes infected, it may be necessary to remove the implanted joint. When patients with a joint replacement have dental work, antibiotics may be given to prevent an infection.
How long do blood thinning medications need to be taken after joint replacement?
After joint replacement surgery, doctors prescribe a blood thinning medication to help prevent the risk of a blood clot. While there are guidelines for how long to take blood thinning medicaitons, the exact time may deend on your individual situation.
Do you know what to take to the hospital and what to leave behind? Here is a helpful list to ensure you show up to surgery with everything you'll need.
Can blood be collected and reinfused after surgery?
Blood collected from a surgical drain can be reinfused into the patient. This is an option for patients who have significant blood loss or do not want a transfusion of donor blood.