Hip and Knee Surgery: A Patient's Guide to Hip Replacement, Hip Resurfacing, Knee Replacement, and Knee Arthroscopy

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Lulu.com, Jan 1, 2008 - Medical - 216 pages
This friendly and informative book is written by an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement and related surgeries, including hip resurfacing and knee arthroscopy. It contains useful information for patients who are considering treatment for hip or knee arthritis and related conditions. Clear and informative chapters explain in plain English what to expect before, during, and after hospitalization, including post-operative exercises and rehabilitation recommendations. Illustrated sections discuss hip and knee surgeries, nonoperative treatment options, surgical approaches, the latest minimally invasive surgery techniques, implant materials and designs (such as ceramic versus metal bearings), and potential complications of surgery. Robert Edward Kennon, MD, is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon practicing in Connecticut who is fellowship trained in adult reconstruction and joint replacement surgery. He trained at Yale and Emory Universities and also has a degree in mechanical engineering.
 

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Contents

THE
5
Hip Anatomy and its Associated Problems
6
Diseases of The Hip
10
Diagnosing Hip Disease
17
Nonoperative Treatment of Hip Arthritis
22
Total Hip Replacement Arthroplasty
26
Hip Resurfacing
31
Surgical Approaches Used For Total Hip Replacement And Resurfacing
35
Surgical Approaches Used For Knee Replacement
103
Other Surgical Alternatives To Knee Replacement
107
Knee Replacement Prosthesis Designs
110
Hospitalization For Knee Replacement
115
Home Exercises After Knee Replacement
118
Life After Knee Replacement
124
BEFORE AFTER JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY
129
Office Visit Before Surgery and Initial Evaluation
130

Surgical Alternatives To Hip Replacement or Resurfacing
40
Hip Replacement Prosthesis Designs
44
Hospitalization For Hip Replacement or Resurfacing
51
Home Exercises After Hip Replacement or Resurfacing
54
Life After Hip Replacement or Resurfacing
64
THE KNEE
69
Knee Anatomy and its Associated Problems
70
Diseases of The Knee
75
Diagnosing Knee Disease
83
Nonoperative Treatment of Knee Arthritis
87
Knee Arthroscopy
92
Total and Partial Knee Replacement Arthroplasty
97
Deciding On Surgery
133
Scheduling Surgery and What to Expect With Preoperative Testing
136
Blood Donation Before Total Joint Surgery
140
The Team Taking Care ofYou
143
Hospital Admission And Your Medications Before Surgery
147
What to Expect The Morning Of Surgery
150
Anesthesia
153
What to Expect AfterJoint Replacement Getting Around Physical Therapy Medications
158
Preventing Thromboembolism AfterJoint Replacement And Use Of Anticoagulation
162
REVISION JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY
190
GLOSSARY
203
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