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Orthopedic Surgeries Aren't Just for Athletes

ORTHOPEDIC SURGERIES AREN'T JUST FOR ATHLETES DID YOU KNOW? II 281,000 hip fractures occurred among adults ages 65+ in 2007 50% of Americans fracture a bone before they turn 65 676,000 - Number of total knee replacement surgeries in 2009 327,000 - Number of total hip replacement surgeries in 2009 COMMON REASONS FOR ORTHOPEDIC SURGERIES Rotator cuff tears Fractures Damage to joints Compression of spinal nerves SURGERY FOR FRACTURES Common causes of fractures Car crashes, falls, osteoporosis Commonly fractured bones Collarbone, arm, wrist, hip, ankle Surgery to realign bone Bone held in place with screws, plates, or rods Bone grafting for bone loss Bone from patient's hip often used Immobilization of bone with cast, Recovery process physical therapy JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY Common reasons for Arthritis, osteoarthritis, fractures joint replacement Commonly replaced joints Knees, hips Removal and replacement of May be partial or full damaged joint Prosthesis to function like Usually made of metal or plastic real joint Gentle exercise and physical therapy necessary for healing Recovery process Infographic provided by: Thousand Oaks SURGICAL HOSPITAL A Campus of Los Robles Hospital e Medical Center Sources: 248504

Orthopedic Surgeries Aren't Just for Athletes

shared by BrittSE on Apr 04
A broken bone or a damaged joint can hinder your range of movement and the way you live your life. If you suffer one of these injuries, you might need surgery. Check out this infographic to learn more...


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