Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Surgery

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Surgery is another alternative for patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis who want to repair joint and tissue damage. Common for hips and knees, total joint replacement surgery replaces damaged joints with prosthetics. Joint resection surgery removes parts of the bone to create more space between bone and joint in the fingers, ankles, elbows and shoulders. Joint fusion connects bones to a damaged joint.  In the past 25 years, the number of Rheumatoid Arthritis patients undergoing surgery has declined due to advancements in medications and treatment. 

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Although I have rheumatoid arthritis and I know what can possibly happen to my body now or in the future, I’d still like to hide my head in the sand as much as anybody.  However, I can’t do that.  I have a responsibility to research topics and provide information for the community’s benefit as well as my own.   You may recall that even…

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide, posted Recovering from Total Hip Replacement… Has your doctor talked to you about hip replacement surgery due to damage…

08/13/15

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide, posted Getting a Total Hip Replacement with RA Every year, 200,000 people in the U.S. have a hip replacement. It’s one of…

08/07/15

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Marianna Paulson, Health Guide, commented on What Types of Surgery Are Used in… Been there, done that - didn't get the t-shirt, but I do have the scars. I've…

03/04/15

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide, commented on flexor tendon surgery/joint replacement… that's really great news!   Would you be willing to share that…

02/26/13

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