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We found 4 providers matching replacement arthroplasty and who accept HAP HMO near Detroit, MI.

Dr. Avery Amit Arora MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
311 Mack Avenue; 5th Floor
Detroit, MI
(313) 832-0500

Dr. Avery Arora is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Southfield, MI, Livonia, MI, and Detroit, MI. Dr. Arora's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, amputees, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Arora is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and Botsford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Diagnostic Services, Amputee, Arthritis, Arthroscopy, Camptodactyly, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Edward Meehan Jr MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery
311 Mack Avenue; 5th Floor
Detroit, MI
(313) 730-0500; (313) 832-0500

Dr. Robert Meehan is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Meehan include foot problems, foot reconstruction, and ankle problems. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. Dr. Meehan obtained his medical school training at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Meehan accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Railroad Medicare.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Foot and Ankle, Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Deformity, Joint Replacement, Trauma/Fractures, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4646 John R
Detroit, MI
(313) 429-7977; (313) 576-1000

Dr. Abdullah Omari's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Omari accepts. Dr. Omari is a graduate of the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. He speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, Oakwood Hospital - Taylor, and Detroit VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hip resurfacing

All Interests: Lower Limb Reconstruction, Hip and Knee, Primary and Revision Joint Arthoplasty, including Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Gerard Plagens MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
261 Mack Avenue; Suite 215
Detroit, MI
(313) 730-0600; (313) 730-0500

Dr. Douglas Plagens' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Dearborn, MI, Livonia, MI, and Warren, MI. Dr. Plagens's areas of expertise include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and musculoskeletal infection. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Foot Infection, Fractures, Hip Dysplasia, Hip Procedures & Joints, Joint Injury Management, Joint ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details
  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,821
  • Medicare Cost: $1,711

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What is Joint Replacement?

Joint replacement, sometimes also called arthroplasty, is an option when a joint becomes severely damaged by disease or injury. The damaged cartilage of the joint is surgically removed, the ends of the bones in the joint are resurfaced, and a prosthetic is installed. Most prosthetic joints are made of a metal piece that fits into a plastic sleeve so that they glide smoothly. A joint replacement increases stability in the damaged area and decreases pain. The hip and knee are the two joints most commonly replaced, but joint replacement can also be performed on the ankle, shoulder, elbow and even fingers.

Although joint replacement is one of the safest and most reliable medical procedures available, it is still a major surgical procedure. All surgical procedures carry risks, such as infection or blood clots. For this reason, doctors try to help their patients avoid surgery for as long as they can. Taking arthritis medications, losing weight, avoiding high impact sports such as running, taking supplements such as glucosamine or chondroitin, or having joint injections may allow a patient to enjoy life without the need for surgery.

After having joint replacement surgery, expect some pain the first few days as you recover. Physical therapy is an important part of recovery, and it can decrease complications and increase your future mobility. As soon as possible, returning to low impact sports such as swimming, walking or biking can stretch and heal your new joint. A prosthetic joint can last 15 - 20 years and cannot be further damaged by degenerative diseases such as arthritis, so once it is done you should be pain-free for many years.