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 […]
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 […]
Dr. Gilbert: Choosing the Right Doctor for Your Second Opinion
If you receive a diagnosis of a chronic condition or severe illness, or if a physician tells you that you need to have surgery, it can be a good idea to seek a second opinion – this would either confirm that the information from your doctor was correct, or may offer another perspective or other […]
Reasons Why Your New Orthopedic Surgeon May Recommend a Revision Hip or Knee Surgery
No one wants to hear their doctor recommend a second knee or hip surgery after they’ve already had one done already. The time and energy spent recovering, missed work and events, and money spent on the whole procedure and aftermath seems a bit daunting to do all over again. However, if you are experiencing knee […]