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Arthrodesis is also known as syndesis or artificial ankylosis. It is also commonly referred to as joint fusion. It is a method of surgical joint ossification used to fuse the bones in a joint when other treatments do not yield positive results.
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It’s your 50th birthday and you just know it’s coming — a tacky birthday card asking whether you’ve scheduled your hip replacement yet. And you know they’re teasing, but in all seriousness, your hip has been bothering you for years. Would it be crazy to ask your doctor about joint replacement surgery? The short answer? No.
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3D printing, or additive manufacturing, works by successively laying down fine layers of a chosen material until it creates the desired three-dimensional shape. This technology isn’t new, but has advanced to the point where accessibility is greater than ever before. The medical world is continually finding new applications for this exciting technology.
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Dr. Daines wrote an article for the Idaho Press-Tribune recently, about how shoulder pain is common, and generally simple to fix.
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In recent years, due to changes and struggles within the American healthcare system, many physicians are joining large, hospital-owned medical groups. These corporate medical giants have hospitals, physicians of all varieties, surgeons, surgery rooms, therapists and more, to provide every aspect of healthcare to a large number of patients.
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When your knee hurts or aches for an extended amount of time, it’s easy to point the finger at osteoarthritis, a common cause of joint pain. But bone marrow lesions, or flaws in the bone near the joint, are an important underlying cause of joint pain. A new procedure offered in the Treasure Valley by Dr. Nicola, called Subchondroplasty, treats bone marrow lesions, thus decreasing pain levels and delaying or preventing the need for knee replacement surgery.
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Although surgery is a major event and does entail risk, it may be a worthwhile treatment option to consider if non-operative options have been exhausted.
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Arthritis, mostly thought of as an ailment affecting older generations, is in fact a problem many younger people, even children, face. The Arthritis Foundation says that two-thirds of people with arthritis are under the age of 65, including 300,000 children. More than a million are between the ages of 18 and 40. About 50 million Americans in total deal with arthritis.
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Undergoing hip surgery is a big decision, as it carries various risks and can deliver significant benefits. Here are seven things you need to know about hip replacement surgery:
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When knee replacement reaches the point that anti-inflammatory medication and activity modification don’t provide the needed relief, knee replacement surgery may be recommended by orthopedic specialists. While traditional surgery is trusted and effective, a new option has arisen for knee replacement that allows for a smaller incision and quicker return or knee function, called Quadriceps-Sparing Total Knee Replacement.
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