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Knee Motion Machine: Do you need it after surgery?

Knee Motion Machine: Do you need it after surgery?

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Do you need a knee motion machine after surgery?

 

It has been decided by you, your family and your surgeon that you want to proceed with a total knee replacement surgery. Many people you know have gone through this procedure and the question has come up whether you will have a knee motion machine after the surgery. (more…)

Protect Your Joints, It is Time to Quit

Protect Your Joints, It is Time to Quit

Reason to quit smoking and protect implant

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If you are a smoker or have a loved one that is, here is another reason to consider quitting. Two separate studies which came out last year and were presented at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons discussed smoking and its effect of hip and total knee implants.

 

It was found that the revision rate, meaning a “re-do” surgery, was 10 times higher for smokers compared (more…)