An OAZ Joint: Joint Replacement Surgery
Total joint replacement can be a scary concept, but the good news is most people can look forward to resuming an active, fulfilling lifestyle following a successful operation. Our very own Dr. Dwight Engdahl explained what to expect from joint replacement surgery in an earlier blog, as it is one of many procedures offered at OAZ.
Joint replacement becomes necessary when the covering allowing a normal joint to move freely and painlessly is worn or damaged. With nearly 773,000 Americans replacing a hip or knee each year, total joint replacement is becoming more and more common.
New joints generally last 10 to 15 years, which means younger patients may need to have the same damaged joint replaced again. While younger patients can be candidates, this procedure becomes more common with age. Arthritis and years of wear and tear are the most likely causes.
For more information on joint replacement, visit our friends at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.
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