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Electrodiagnostic Testing

There are many tools that orthopedic doctors use to diagnose and analyze a patient’s needs. One of those tools is known as electrodiagnostic testing, which includes electromyography (EMG) as well as nerve conduction studies (NCS). These tools have many benefits, but how accurate are they?

Antibiotics After Joint Replacement

Patients who have joint replacement surgery can be at risk for developing infections around the implanted joint. That is why it is critical to avoid situations that may put you at risk, such as invasive dental work.

Once a strain of bacteria has affected your joint replacement implants, it cannot be easily removed. For this reason, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) suggests the following tips to keep in mind after a total joint replacement: