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What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM) Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery: Everything You Need to Know to Make the Right Decisions (What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About...) [Kindle Edition]

Ronald P. Grelsamer
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Readers get the facts they need to make informed decisions about hip and knee replacement surg-eries-the two most common joint replacements in America. Hundreds of thousands of Americans suffer from painful, deteriorating joints-and for many, surgery is their only option for relief. Now, Dr. Ronald P. Grelsamer gives readers all the information they need to decide whether hip or knee replacement is the right choice. From the history and evolution of joint implants to the significant differences between types of implants and surgeries, he arms readers with the need-to-know facts for a lasting recovery, including a step-by-step physical program to recover from surgery in the shortest time possible. Dr. Grelsamer also examines the risks and limitations, informing readers under which conditions surgery would actually be more damaging than beneficial. This complete guide addresses every area of concern that a patient may have and enables them to take control, ask the right questions, and live joint-pain free!

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In WHAT YOUR DOCTOR MAY NOT TELL YOU ABOUT HIP AND KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY, patients are given the facts they need to make educated decisions about hip and knee replacement surgery-the two most common joint replacements in the United States.

About the Author

Dr. Grelsamer is the chief of hip and knee construction at Maimonides Medical Center and is on staff at Beth Israel Medical Center, the Hunter Mountain Sports Clinic, and the Hospital for Joint Diseases. He is also an assistant professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University and has published over 50 articles about the knee and orthopedics.

Product Details

  • File Size: 975 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; 1 edition (April 15, 2004)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0035J5DH8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #630,343 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST READ for Anyone with Knee Or Hip Problems May 5, 2004
I discovered Dr. Grelsamer's books last fall after undergoing an unnecessary knee arthroscopy that caused more pain and problems than before. If I had read Dr. Grelsamer's advice earlier, I could have avoided six months of trauma, but even so, Dr. Grelsamer's straightforward guidance and treatment suggestions have been critical to my present well-being. Characteristically candid and entertaining, Dr. Grelsamer explains in detail all the information readers need to know to make sensible decisions about hip and knee replacement surgery. He challenges routine testing techniques that contribute to diagnoses which are often misleading, and explains which controversial breakthroughs are safe and reliable, such as mini-incision surgeries and the latest implants. This book is a MUST READ for all active adults and teens. Thank you, Dr. Grelsamer, for giving us the tools and knowledge to be informed consumers!
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book May 10, 2005
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This really is just that, a great book. He explains in plain english the information you need to know about your hips and knees. He talks about when to go for surgery and when to avoid it. How to tell if you have a good Dr. and how to find a great Dr.

He explains the anatomy and the principles in plain and clear english. He is truly an excellent writer and I cannot more strongly recommend his work.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful Information June 10, 2013
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I bought this book as I am having total knee replacement in a few months. I know that because I had a total hip replacement in September 201l. This book was published a few years ago but I read the whole book and I will say that everything that was described in the section about hip replacement before, during and after the surgery is pretty accurate.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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With experience and humor Dr. Grelsamer offers us what we need to know to decide about surgery and to prepare for surgery. In my case, total knee replacement surgery. This book is very up to date; the facts don't change. I read it several times before surgery and once afterwards. I have given copies to many friends soon to have, or who will eventually have, total knee replacement surgery. Grelsamer is an excellent surgeon but not one who rushes to surgery.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is a must for an orthopedic patient! January 12, 2007
By Boudica
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I found this book to be extremely positive and informative.Although it focuses on the knee and hip, I would recommend it to anyone facing non-emergency surgery.This book does explain in layman's terms the actual proceedures for a knee or hip,however what I found most helpfull was the information on how to prepare for surgery,what to expect the day of surgery such as hospital proceedures, and post surgery.The technicalities of surgeries for other joints are easily obtainable on-line.It was the info mentioned above surrounding the hospital experience that I felt to be the most helpful and enpowering.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Read and very informative May 20, 2006
By Reader
I have read a lot about this subject, yet still learned more. Goes into detail, yet the writing is very easy to read -- slight humor included -- and warnings about areas you might want to skip if you are squimish. Also, good description about how to find a doctor -- the advice rang true to my experience.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than the usual web sources
My primary criticism is that it doesn't include probabilities of complications, just words like rare. That's a general problem with medical writing.
Published 14 months ago by Richard White
2.0 out of 5 stars Helpful, but a little cynical
Small book that is easy to read, but somewhat out of date (as another reviewer noted, no info about some of the newer options like hip resurfacing). Read the excerpts here; e.g. Read more
Published on May 26, 2008 by Bibliophile53
4.0 out of 5 stars good book
very good advice , highly recommend, somewhat skeptical of medical field with good suggestions of how to avoid problems by asking the right questions(I'm in the medical field and... Read more
Published on February 23, 2008 by John A. de Planque
2.0 out of 5 stars Out of Date
Unfortunately, this book does not go into any detail that you can't easily find on the web. It's out of date; no coverage of the new hip resurfacing techniques.
Published on May 19, 2007 by Faux Curmudgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars Candid and detailed
Because I am considering a knee replacement, this book had lots of helpful info. There were plenty of details and excellent suggestions for dealing with knee/hip replacement... Read more
Published on August 12, 2005 by Charles Vernon
5.0 out of 5 stars The only book you will need!
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I read Doctor Grelsamer's book prior to undergoing knee replacement surgery. I had also read several others. Read more
Published on August 3, 2005 by E. York
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