Joint replacements for osteoarthritis

When severe pain or joint joint replacements for osteoarthritis limits your daily activities, a joint replacement may still be your best option. 163 0 16 0s16 7. 813 0 0 1 . 696 0 0 0 1.

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Here’s what you can expect from joint replacement surgery. Janice Gifford, 60, of Sioux City, Iowa, was diagnosed with RA 20 years ago. She had both hips replaced more than 10 years ago, and a knee replaced last year. Would she do it again?

Because of the pain, «the only thing I could do at night was sleep in a lounge chair or pace from one end of the house to the other,» she says. Gifford was fully recovered a year after surgery. I’m totally free from pain,» she says. My leg is straight again. If people were to see me, they wouldn’t pick me out as having rheumatoid arthritis or prosthetic joints at all.