The choice of antibiotic
The selection of the antibiotic for the treatment of the infection around the total joint depends on the sensitivity of the bacterial strain that caused the infection.
Unfortunately, often there is more than one bacterial strain found in the infected joint.
Moreover, in about 10 -20 per cent of all total joint infections, no bacteria grow in the sample taken from the infected joint, although there are other obvious signs of infection present. Click Here To Read More
Stresses on your new knee joint
The muscles that cross the knee joint act on the knee joint by a system of levers. The dynamic effect of these combined forces is that the resultant loads acting on the knee joint of a moving person are several times higher than the body weight.
In total knee prosthesis, the stresses are concentrated on smaller areas than in normal knees.
Here are some examples of peak loads that occur on the surfaces of a total knee joint prostheses during sport’s activities: Click Here To Read More
Pregnancy and total hip replacement. What about sex after THR? Osteoporosis after menopause.
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- How long will the new hip last?
- What depends your satisfaction on
- Satisfaction with pain relief and other desires
- Total hip and pregnancy
- Arthroscopic “shaving” and other procedures
- Transplantation of tissues and cells
- polyethylene synovitis
- constrained and unconstrained total knee models
- wear of the polyethylene
- ceramic surfaces, use of hard joint surfaces to avoid the wear problems
Can I continue with Sports after total hip surgery?
“Many of us young people have been told that a total hip surgery is the end of life as we know it. Well, if your life has been pain and disability as mine, it is! And what is wrong with that?
This last Monday, I had my follow-up visit with the surgeon and get a clean bill of health for my new total hip. I can now drive and I don’t have to keep a pillow between my legs when in bed. I know that there are lots of sports I can never be able to do again. But I for one enjoy every moment of my new life without pain. And I already started hitting golf balls and soon I will be playing tennis again. “
Amputation is among the oldest recorded surgical procedures. It has been documented in the Rig-Veda (c. 1200 BC) and the Temple of Ramses II (13th century BC).1 The major indications for therapeutic amputation have remained constant throughout history and include ischemia, trauma, infection, and malignancy. Of the 623,000 Americans living with the loss of a lower extremity in 2005, 80% had dysvascular disease. Click Here To Read More
- The function of the cruciate ligaments
- Posterior stabilized total knee
- The post and cam system
- The results