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FAQs

When is joint replacement considered?

Joint replacement is a surgical procedure employed to replace the damaged joint with artificial implants and is usually performed when the joint is severely damaged by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis or avascular necrosis

How safe is joint replacement surgery?

Joint replacement is a relatively safe procedure. Dr. Benjamin J. Hansen has performed a large number of hip and knee joint replacements with positive results. However as with any surgery, joint replacement can be associated with a few complications. Some of the complications which can occur following a joint replacement surgery include infection, damage to nerves or blood vessels, loosening or instability of artificial components, wound irritation and wear of the artificial components.

What is Arthroscopy?

Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure during which the internal structure of a joint is examined for diagnosis and treatment of problems inside the joint.

What conditions are treated with arthroscopic surgery?

Arthroscopic examination of joints is helpful in diagnosis and treatment of the following conditions:

  • Inflammation: Synovitis, the inflammation of the lining of the knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, or ankle.
  • Acute or chronic injury: Injuries to the shoulder, knee and wrist joint such as cartilage tears, tendon tears, carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Osteoarthritis: A type of arthritis caused by cartilage loss in a joint.
  • Removal of loose bodies of bone or cartilage that becomes logged within the joint.

Will physical therapy be required after surgery?

Getting a full range of motion, strength, and flexibility back after surgery usually takes time. That is where pre-operative exercise, education, and post-operative physical therapy programs come in – to ensure you are physically and emotionally prepared for surgery and to maximize your recovery after surgery.

What should I bring with me when I come for an appointment?

When you come for your appointment remember to bring the following:

  • Driver’s License or a valid ID
  • Insurance information
  • Referral Letter (if required)
  • Reports, X-rays, MRI’s, CT scans etc. and any other relevant information
  • List of medications (if any)

How do I schedule an appointment?

You can schedule an appointment by calling us directly during our working hours.

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