What Brand Should You Choose For Your Joint Replacement?

What Brand Should You Choose For Your Joint Replacement?'There are many medical products and brands competing in today’s marketplace, and joint replacement parts are no exception. The high number of options available for joint replacement prosthesis can make choosing one difficult for patients and doctors alike.

One of the biggest challenges in deciding is that many of the differences in various brands are based less on medical research than on marketing. These competing brands present the various features and benefits of their joint replacement product with a goal of obtaining market share, not to offer the best solution for patients. Ultimately, it is up to the doctor to figure out which of these brands has the best track record and is right for each patient.

When the Cure Isn’t Final

What Brand Should You Choose For Your Joint Replacement?Sometimes a joint replacement recall is issued. This certainly affects those who have received the recalled joint replacement, but it also makes those facing joint replacement surgery increasingly nervous about choosing the right brand. They worry that the replacement they receive might end up causing them more pain and limitation of movement, resulting in a negative impact on their health and well-being.

However, it is important to note that many of the joint replacement recalls that get issued are sent out, not because the prosthesis is hazardous to all, but often because of a slightly higher than expected loosening rate. A joint replacement might be a good one, though not quite as good as others on the market.

Letting the Doctor Decide

Metal on metal joint replacements might be less desirable, but those facing joint replacement surgery should not concern themselves too much with picking the right model or brand. This is something better left to the doctor to decide, which is all the more reason to choose an orthopedic surgeon who is trustworthy, knowledgeable, and experienced like the dedicated medical professionals at St Pete Hip and Knee in St Petersburg, Florida.

Kurt Hirshorn MD of St Pete Hip and Knee guarantees expertise and compassion when caring for his patients, and ensures a good hospital stay. Schedule an appointment today or call us at (727) 755-0313.

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