Joint Replacement Advantages And Disadvantages

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They do not alter the course of the disease. They are useful because they react fast and they can be given by mouth, intravenously or be injected directly into the joint. The consequences of this medicine are high blood pressure, weigh again, high blood sugar, osteoporosis and mood disturbances. The steroids only can be used in a limited time because of the side effects that they have. Surgery treatment can be only used when it is necessary to do an operation. A joint replacement has some benefits such as less pain and mobility. Joint replacement is a serious procedure that comes with a risk which is heart attack. This is the major risk in this treatment and this due to blood clots that are forming in the artery or vein so this can cause flow past the clot to decrease. A blood clot is gel-like mass formed by platelets and fibrin in the blood to stop bleeding. Other risks that do not have a high percentage and they can be reduced before or after the surgery e.g. bleeding, infection, injury to a nerve or blood vessel and loosing of the new joint over time. Arthroscopic surgery is carried out under general anaesthetic or sometimes local anaesthetic and for this surgery is most often performed on the knees and shoulders. The benefits include improving the function of damaged joints and relieving pain. Recovering from a surgery like that depends on the specific procedure that the person had. The person will often return to work placement within a few weeks but the person cannot
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