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Patient Care Advice After Hip Replacement Surgery

When you have had total hip joint replacement in Auckland, you will need to take some care after surgery to allow for proper healing. Every patient is different and the amount of time that it takes to heal will differ for each person. After total hip replacement surgery, you will be much more active and mobile. There are some things you need to do to help recover. Total Hip Replacement Surgery in...

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What’s Involved in Fitting a Hip Joint Prosthesis?

Having a total hip joint replacement in Auckland can be done using minimal invasive surgery,or traditional surgery, depending on the condition. Both types of surgery are available at our practice. Hip Joint Replacement in NZ In hip replacement surgery the hip is replaced with a prosthetic implant. The steps are as follows: We firstly examine, x-ray and discuss each person’s surgery and...

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Why Do I Require Hip Replacement Surgery?

Hip replacement surgery is usually required for patients whose hip joint has worn or damaged to the extent of causing pain and reducing mobility. There are a number of different conditions that can result in damage to the hip joint. Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is a condition wherethe protective cartilage on the ends of your bonesbreaks down. It causes pain, swelling, issues with joint movement...

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What Can a Knee Arthroscopy Diagnose & Treat?

Arthroscopy is useful in evaluating and treating a number of different conditions within the knee. Here are some of the most common reasons people require the procedure. Meniscal Cartilage Tears Sometimes a twisting type of injury, most commonly from playing sports, can cause what’s known as a meniscal cartilage tear. As we get older, our cartilages become more brittle and can tear more easily....

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The Necessary Preparation for Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip replacement surgery is a fairly major operation that involves replacing a hip joint that has been damaged or worn away. Here are some of the preparations you will need to undertake before your operation. Smoking If you are a smoker, your surgeon may request that you stop smoking before your operation as smoking increases the chances of contracting a chest or wound infection. Medications Your...

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How is a knee Arthroscopic Procedure carried out?

Knee arthroscopy is a surgical technique that is used in certain cases to diagnose and treat issues within the knee joint. The process involves making a small incision in the knee area and inserting a tiny camera called an arthroscope, into the knee joint so the surgeon can see inside the knee in order to investigate, diagnose and treat knee issues. Another way to describe knee arthroscopy would...

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