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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
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Avery Arora is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Arora average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Arora's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, amputees, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and Botsford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Wrist Surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Edward Meehan Jr., MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
311 Mack Avenue; 5th Floor
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Robert Meehan's medical specialty is foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Meehan has indicated that his clinical interests include foot problems, foot reconstruction, and ankle problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Railroad Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meehan honors. He attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Meehan completed a residency program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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Relevant Interests: , replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement)

All Interests: Hallux Valgus, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4646 John R
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Abdullah Omari is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Dearborn, MI and Detroit, MI. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, Oakwood Hospital - Taylor, and Detroit VA Medical Center. Dr. Omari is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. He speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , hip resurfacing

All Interests: Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Hip Resurfacing, Joint Problems

Dr. Douglas Gerard Plagens, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
261 Mack Avenue; Suite 215
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Douglas Plagens' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Plagens obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. His clinical interests include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and musculoskeletal infection. He honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Plagens 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: Hip Problems, Hip Dysplasia, Musculoskeletal Infection, Fractures, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (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.