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Decisión a Tomar

Luego de la evalución inicial es posible que recomendemos ulterior tratamiento no quirúrgico si consideramos que no todas las alternativas a cirugía han sido consideradas.

Si no tenemos dudas de que todas las opciones no quirúrgicas capaces de disminuir el dolor han sido descartadas, o sus rayos X muestran que el grado de avance de la enfermedad es tal que no se espera que ulterior tratamiento conservativo pueda resultar beneficioso, entonces un reemplazo parcial o total de rodilla es recomendado.

Por supuesto, la decisión final debe ser tomada por Ud., basándose en el grado de dolor y deshabilidad que esté experimentando combinado con su completo entendimiento de los riesgos y beneficios relativos al reemplazo de rodilla.

Sections of the booklet

The History of Total Knee ReplacementThe History of Total Knee ReplacementThe History of Total Knee Replacement
When is Knee Replacement Necessary?When is Knee Replacement Necessary?When is Knee Replacement Necessary?
What is Total Knee Replacement?What is Total Knee Replacement?What is Total Knee Replacement?
Your EvaluationYour EvaluationYour Evaluation
Deciding on SurgeryDeciding on SurgeryDeciding on Surgery
Proceeding to Knee ReplacementProceeding to Knee ReplacementProceeding to Hip Replacement
What About Blood Donations?What About Blood Donations?What About Blood Donations?
Your Hospital AdmissionThe History of Your Hospital AdmissionThe History of TotYour Hospital Admission
Your Anesthesiologist Your Anesthesiologist Your Anesthesiologist
Vascular ImagingVascular Imaging Vascular Imaging
What is an Operative Permit?What is an Operative Permit? What is an Operative Permit?
The Day of Your SurgeryThe Day of Your Surgery The Day of Your Surgery
If You Experience PainIf You Experience PainIf You Experience Pain
Your Physical TherapyYour Physical Therapy Your Physical Therapy
Going Home After Total Joint ReplacementGoing Home After Total Joint Replacement Going Home After Total Joint Replacement
Follow Up Doctor AppointmentFollow Up Doctor AppointmentFollow Up Doctor Appointment
Infection PrecautionsInfection PrecautionsInfection Precautions
Resuming Normal ActivitiesResuming Normal ActivitiesResuming Normal Activities
In SummaryIn SummaryIn Summary
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