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Welcome to Bone Smart is the award winning website for a public-awareness and patient advocacy organization for knee and hip replacement candidates and patients. BoneSmart ® ’s parent foundation, The Foundation for the Advancement in Research in Medicine, Inc. (FARM), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public benefit organization, supported by donations from individuals with limited underwriting from corporate partners.

BoneSmart ® is dedicated to raising awareness about the latest hip replacement and knee replacement and shoulder surgery options, fostering a supportive patient community through the world’s largest online joint replacement forum where members can share experiences, knowledge, and stories.

Insights into the BoneSmart community can be found HERE.

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Knee Replacement

Knee replacement surgery involves replacing some or all of the components of the knee joint with a synthetic implant, to repair the damaged weight-bearing surfaces that are causing pain. A total knee replacement surgery replaces all three compartments of the diseased knee joint. A partial knee replacement involves an implant in just one or two compartments of the knee, retaining any undamaged parts. While there are non-surgical and surgical interventions short of knee replacement which will often provide temporary relief, the long-term resolution to most knee degeneration will be joint replacement.

Hip Replacement

Hip replacement surgery involves replacing components of the hip joint with a synthetic implant, to repair the damaged bearing surfaces that are causing pain. In a total hip replacement both the thigh bone (femur) and the socket are replaced with synthetic implant materials. The design of the implant offers you renewed stability and function. Hip replacement can relieve pain, help your hip joint work better, and restore normal walking and other movements.



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