Dr. Dearborn recommends the following links for those seeking to gain more knowledge about joint replacement and related therapies:
KneeReplacement TotalHipReplacement Biomaterials
Partial & Total Knee Replacement
This pamphlet describes partial and total knee replacement surgery in detail, including the potential risks and complications. It is required reading for my knee patients prior to surgery.
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Total Hip Replacement
This helpful pamphlet describes hip replacement surgery in easy to understand terms, including the potential complications. It is required reading for my hip patients prior to surgery and has a section on minimally invasive hip surgery techniques.
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Biomaterials & Bearing Surfaces
Read about the pros and cons of the various materials used in hip replacement surgery today, including ceramics and metal-on-metal bearings.
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SurgicalHip WhatIsPA Blood
Surgical Approaches
to the Hip

This document reviews the pros and cons of anterior and posterior approaches to the hip joint during hip replacement surgery and answers questions raised by patients about the anterior approach.
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What is a PA?
Many patients have questions about the background and training of Physician Assistants. This document provides some answers.
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Blood Management
Strategies for
Joint Replacement

Learn about the alternatives to donating blood prior to joint replacement surgery, and why we no longer recommend predonation.
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Antibiotic Prophylaxis
for Bacteremia
in Patients with
Joint Replacements

This Information Statement was developed as an educational tool based on the opinion of the authors.
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The Arthritis Foundation
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Healthgrades Rating of the Institute for
Joint Restoration & Research at Washington Hospital

Peninsula Covenant Church

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