Patient Education

Dr. Dearborn recommends the following links for those seeking to gain more knowledge about joint replacement and related therapies:

Partial & Total Knee Replacement

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.

Biomaterials & Bearing Surfaces

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.

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 Physician Assistant (PA)?

Many patients have questions about the background and training of Physician Assistants. This document provides some answers.

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Prevention of Implant Infection in Patients Undergoing Dental Procedures

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