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A Patient's Guide to Artificial Knee Replacement popular

A painful knee can severely affect your ability to lead a full active life. Over the last twenty five years, major advancements in artificial knee replacement have improved the outcome of the surgery greatly. This Patient's Guide discusses the Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, The Artificial Knee, The Operation, Rehabilitation, and Complications.

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My Knee Guide popular

My Knee Guide is a free iPhone app and website providing services as an interactive and comprehensive resource for patients considering and undergoing knee replacement surgery.  We provide you with an unprecedented ability to customize your experience.
Simply by providing My Knee Guide a couple of key dates, a personalized and customizable list of calendar events are created. This calendar, created by an orthopaedic surgeon, will present you with timely safety notifications, education, checklists, and surgery specific reminders. This calendar will help you prepare for your surgery and will follow you all the way through your recovery.  My Knee Guide utilizes push notifications or email alerts to keep you up to date. You can also sync this timeline with the internal iPhone calendar.
When you access the “Contacts” section of My Knee Guide, you will see that we go well beyond the typical physician locator. We help you find all the resources needed during knee replacement. This includes hospitals, in-patient rehabilitation facilities, home health care services, medical suppliers and more. We present surveys, ratings, and safety information about these facilities to help you compare these resources and receive the best care. You can find out: what percentage of patients recommend your local hospital, the health inspections rating for the in-patient rehabilitation you’re considering, the percentage of patients who believe their chosen home health care agency communicated well with them, along with much more.
Once you find and choose these resources, My Knee Guide will help you organize them in one central knee replacement address book. You can also customize this address book by importing and exporting from your own iPhone contacts.The Learning center provides educational tools and references for both non-operative and operative treatment options. By utilizing conversational style text, pictures, and videos, you can get a broader understanding of the nature of knee arthritis and how an orthopaedic surgeon can help treat it. The learning center has been created with an emphasis on evidence based medicine, and real world experience.
Have you wondered how arthritis can cause the knee to become crooked or how surgery can correct this?  With our unique x-ray vision center, we present animated images of real patients during their progress from arthritis through knee replacement surgery.  These animations will help you visualize this process as you have never experienced before.
My knee Guide’s extensive checklists keep you organized and informed around the time of surgery.  What questions should you ask when selecting an orthopaedic surgeon?  What do you need to know at your pre-operative visit?  Bring your iPhone to your surgeon’s office and know that you are always prepared.
The Stories section of My Knee Guide allows you to read the experiences of others who have dealt with the difficulties of knee arthritis. It also presents the stories of their recovery and return to life. By posting your own story or comments, you can empower other individuals who are going through this process just like you.
All the medical content in My Knee Guide has been created by a full time practicing, board certified orthopedic surgeon. My Knee Guide was built from the ground up always asking, “How can we help patients during their journey through knee replacement surgery.” Utilizing the unique perspective of an orthopaedic surgeon, My Knee Guide can better educate, organize, and simplify this experience.

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Knee Replacement

Definition Knee replacement is a procedure in which the surgeon removes damaged or diseased parts of the patient's knee joint and replaces them with new artificial parts. The operation itself is called knee arthroplasty. Arthroplasty comes from two Greek words, arthros or joint and plassein, "to form or shape." The artificial joint itself is called a prosthesis. Most knee prostheses have four components or parts, and are made of a combination of metal and plastic, or metal and ceramic in some newer models. Encyclopedia of Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Caregivers

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Knee Replacement Info

A rich source of information for patients who are considering knee replacement surgery.
Web Archive copy last posted 2004
Website provided by Smith and Nephew, a manufacturer of orthopaedic implants

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Knee Revision Surgery

Definition Knee revision surgery, which is also known as revision total knee arthroplasty, is a procedure in which the surgeon removes a previously implanted artificial knee joint, or prosthesis, and replaces it with a new prosthesis. Knee revision surgery may also involve the use of bone grafts. The bone graft may be an autograft, which means that the bone is taken from another site in the patient's own body; or an allograft, which means that the bone tissue comes from another donor. Encyclopedia of Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Caregivers

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Knees for You

Knees for You is a Patient to Patient Guide to knee pain, surgery and non-surgical treatments.  Knees for You features information about many total knee and partial knee replacement devices.  Personal knee replacement stories are included.  Interviews with leading knee orthopedic surgeons is features.  Medical studies and up to date information about knee replacement is included.  A Knee Talk Discussion Group is featured for patients and perspective patients to talk with each other to share their experiences, problems and surgeries. Knees for You is not owned or controlled by medical companies or doctors, it is a patient to patient guide to knee problems and solutions.

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MIS Minimally Invasive Robotic Assisted Joint Replacement Surgery

Joint replacement surgery with the aid of a Navigation System helps improve the results of your procedure. The System empowers surgeons to accurately fit new implant components specifically to the anatomy of the body
Bonesmart is a non-profit organization supported by selected clinics and suppliers of orthopaedic implants and by contributions from the public (OWL Editor's comment)

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Total Partial knee Replacement Surgery

A total knee replacement replaces your diseased knee joint and eliminates the damaged bearing surfaces that are causing you pain. The design of the implant offers you renewed stability and minimizes the wear process. Overall there are three benefits from your knee replacement:
1. Elimination of pain
2. Improved motion
3. Minimum wear and tear
Bonesmart is a non-profit organization supported by selected clinics and suppliers of orthopaedic implants and by contributions from the public (OWL Editor's comment)

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Deep Vein Thrombosis

AAOS Online Service Fact SheetDeep Vein Thrombosis

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Knee Replacement Exercise Guide

AAOS Online Service Consumer Booklet ContentKnee Replacement Exercise Guide

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KneeReplacementInfo.com

In depth information for knee replacement patients and their families. Also for those suffering from knee pain.

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Osteotomy and unicompartmental knee arthroplasty

AAOS Online Service Fact SheetOsteotomy and unicompartmental knee arthroplasty

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The Doctors of SCOI

The Doctors of the Southern California Orthopedic Institute

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Total Joint Facts

Information on total hip and total knee surgery with facts from scientific papers made accessible for patients

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Total Joint Replacement

AAOS Online Service Patient Education Brochures Total Joint Replacement

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