Because Medicare doesn’t typically cover elective surgeries, you may be concerned that you’ll have to live with pain or pay for the surgery out of pocket. But Medicare will, in fact, pay for a portion of the costs if your doctor states that shoulder replacement surgery is medically necessary in your specific case.
Dr. Jesse Otero answers ICJR’s questions about the most common causes of knee stiffness after total knee arthroplasty, what to do if a patient presents with stiffness, and when to consider a revision procedure.
There are two main surgical approaches to hip replacement surgery. The first has been in use longer and is often referred to the traditional approach, or posterior hip replacement surgery. The second type is called anterior hip replacement surgery. It is a newer and more technically complicated surgery but has some advantages over the traditional approach.
An algorithm that analyzes MRI images and automatically detects small changes in knee joints over time could be used in the development of new treatments for arthritis.