Rheumatoid Arthritis Question

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Arthroplasty What is the difference when they call the surgery a replacement?

I have had 3 joint replacements due to my R A Disease,is this the same as Arthoplasty? My orthopedic surgeon use to work with bone cancer at the university.He came highly recommended! I have had pretty good results,but not a 100 percent. My left hip replacement was not the average replacement,and I had to have a blood transfusion.We talk after,because I am going to have my right hip done soon.Should I ask him about this procedure called… read more

posted 7 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Arthroplasty...not arthropods...auto correct!! Arthroplasty is the same as joint replacement. Hope this helps!

posted 7 days ago
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