Did you know that more than one million total hip and total knee replacements are performed each year in the United States? The medical technology has become so intricate, blood loss has been greatly minimized during the surgery, and prosthetics are now personalized to such a degree that these surgeries typically have incredibly high patient […]
3 Major Reason For Hip Surgery
More than 650,000 total hip replacements are performed each year in the United States, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality – and for good reasons. Second, only to the knee, the hip is the most weight-bearing joint in the human body, vulnerable to injury or, more commonly, painful degenerative joint disease (or […]
When Might an Orthopedic Surgeon Recommend Surgery for a Meniscus Tear?
Imagine a normal day at home, taking care of things around the house and running errands. Let’s say that while you are eating lunch, you remember that you have something upstairs in your room that you need to exchange at the store. How do you accomplish this? You would get out of your chair, stand […]
8 Steps to Finding the Perfect Orthopedic Surgeon
Are you having pain in your knee, hip, or your shoulder that just won’t go away? Maybe you’ve tried rest, heat, ice, and Tylenol but nothing seems to help. Have you seen your doctor and done everything that was recommended without relief? This is just one of the many possible situations where your next reasonable […]
Pickleball Injuries – 5 Tips to Avoid Getting Hurt!
Who’s up for a game of pickleball? Pickleball is quickly becoming one of the most popular recreational sports in the US, especially with the 55 and older crowd. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s a game that’s kind of a cross between tennis, racket ball and ping pong. The net is lower, and the […]
Severe Meniscus Tear: Treatment Options
Over 1 million people go to the emergency room and almost 2 million people go to the doctor each year in the United States because of acute knee pain. Since the knee joint is one of the major weight-bearing joints in the body and can support 2 to 5 times a person’s body weight depending […]
Hip Replacement – How it Can Change Your Life and Help Your Mental Health
Can you imagine how it would feel to wake up in the morning and hop out of bed without any pain or stiffness? If you suffer from arthritis in one or both hips, you probably feel like that would be a dream come true. Chronic pain, like the kind caused by hip arthritis, can be […]
You’ve Recovered from Knee Replacement – Now back to living!
If you’ve lived with the pain and physical limitations of knee arthritis, and then made the decision to undergo a total knee replacement, you are probably ready to reap the benefits of the past few months. Anyone with knee arthritis understands how much it can affect your ability to enjoy life, and to do the […]
Hip Replacement – What you should know if you are over 65 and facing hip surgery.
Hip replacement is one of the most successful orthopedic surgeries performed today, and it has the potential of not only allowing you to experience much greater quality of life, but to also improve your overall health. Since osteoarthritis (or degenerative arthritis) is more prevalent as you get older, and it is one of the most […]
Post-Surgery Process for A Total Knee Replacement
If you’ve been suffering with knee pain from arthritis and you’ve tried physical therapy, exercise, medications and even losing weight to help, but without success, you may have been given the option of a total knee replacement. In fact, this could be your best bet to begin living a pain-free life again. If this is […]