The first is the interval from when a joint is injured to when arthritis sets in.The second is from when arthritis sets in to when you are considered old enough for artificial joint replacement surgery.
For the knee, shoulder and ankle injuries that I’ve treated, these gaps have ranged from years to decades. But as we move into the 21st century, those gaps are looking very different.
Growing up with Systemic JA and in an abusive household, I learned that my opinion was not wanted, that my existence was only valued based on what I could do for others. My mother needed me as an emotional extension of herself. Other abusers needed me as a means to an end.
In a four-part series, we will explore the safety of joint implant devices as well as how patients can have a stronger voice in ensuring the safety of these devices by participating in research.
In the Week 3 post, we focus on the importance of patients being well-informed on various devices’ safety and effectiveness during their selection process. Interested patients can participate in an upcoming webinar (conference call) to discuss their individual experience with joint replacement.
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The advice lady who’s not afraid to tackle all manner of life & love questions.
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A Dutch study found that remission-directed treatment allowed many patients to achieve early clinical remission.