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Title:
What your doctor may not tell you about hip and knee replacement surgery : everything you need to know to make the right decisions
Author:
Grelsamer, Ronald P.
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Publication Information:
New York : Warner Books, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
x, 275 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780446679770
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Readers get the facts they need to make informed decisions about hip and knee replacement surg-eries-the two most common joint replacements in America. Hundreds of thousands of Americans suffer from painful, deteriorating joints-and for many, surgery is their only option for relief. Now, Dr. Ronald P. Grelsamer gives readers all the information they need to decide whether hip or knee replacement is the right choice. From the history and evolution of joint implants to the significant differences between types of implants and surgeries, he arms readers with the need-to-know facts for a lasting recovery, including a step-by-step physical program to recover from surgery in the shortest time possible. Dr. Grelsamer also examines the risks and limitations, informing readers under which conditions surgery would actually be more damaging than beneficial. This complete guide addresses every area of concern that a patient may have and enables them to take control, ask the right questions, and live joint-pain free!


Author Notes

Ronald P. Grelsamer, M.D., is the chief of hip and knee reconstruction at Maimonides Medical Center and a staff orthopedic surgeon at the New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases


Table of Contents

Introduction: Why You Need This Bookp. ix
Part I. An Overview
Chapter 1 Who Needs a Joint Replacement? Arthritis, AVN, and Femoral Neck (Hip) Fracturesp. 3
Chapter 2 Nonoperative Alternativesp. 25
Chapter 3 Operative Alternatives to Joint Replacement Surgeryp. 43
Chapter 4 What Exactly Is a Joint Replacement?p. 48
Chapter 5 Getting Ready for Surgeryp. 64
Part II. The Hip
Chapter 6 The History of Hip Replacement Surgeryp. 83
Chapter 7 The Anatomy of the Hipp. 95
Chapter 8 How Surgery Is Performed--The "Routine" Hip Replacementp. 100
Chapter 9 How Surgery Is Performed--The Difficult Hip Replacementp. 122
Chapter 10 Your Hospital Stay, Day by Dayp. 134
Chapter 11 Going Home After Hip Replacement Surgeryp. 144
Part III. The Knee
Chapter 12 The History of Knee Replacement Surgeryp. 153
Chapter 13 The Anatomy of the Kneep. 160
Chapter 14 How Knee Replacement Surgery Is Performedp. 163
Chapter 15 Your Hospital Stay, Day by Dayp. 171
Chapter 16 Going Home After Knee Replacement Surgeryp. 182
Part IV. Controversies and Admonitions
Chapter 17 Do's and Don'ts After Surgeryp. 191
Chapter 18 Complicationsp. 196
Chapter 19 Do You Really Want the Latest Implant? The Mini-incision, Partial Knee Replacements, and Other Controversiesp. 225
Chapter 20 The Economics of Joint Replacement Surgeryp. 236
Chapter 21 How to Choose a Surgeonp. 243
Chapter 22 Answers to Common Questionsp. 250
Glossaryp. 259
Indexp. 265