Hip replacement surgery has become a common procedure that can greatly alleviate joint pain and restore mobility for millions of Americans. By replacing a diseased or damaged part of the hip joint with an artificial joint, you can experience a significant reduction in pain and get back to walking without restraint. An artificial joint, also […]
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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 […]
TYPES OF EXERCISES TO AVOID WHEN YOU HAVE HIP ARTHRITIS
There’s nothing like regular exercise and physical activity to strengthen your muscles and joints, keep your body limber, and prevent aches and pains. However, if you are suffering from hip arthritis, there are certain exercises that will only exacerbate your condition and should therefore be avoided. Osteoarthritis (OA) – often referred to as wear-and-tear arthritis […]
ASK AN ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON: HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU HAVE A MENISCUS TEAR?
One of the most common knee injuries is a torn meniscus, the C-shaped pad of cartilage in your knee that normally acts as a shock absorber between the shinbone and thighbone. A torn meniscus can occur when you forcefully twist or rotate your knee, such as an aggressive pivot or sudden stop and turn, particularly […]
WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO UNDERGO A TOTAL KNEE ARTHROPLASTY?
Chronic knee pain caused by arthritis – especially when walking, hiking, climbing stairs, and even when you’re seated or lying down – is difficult to endure. If conservative treatments such as over-the-counter medication, exercise, physical therapy, or steroid injections fail to alleviate your pain, you may be asked to consider a surgical solution. Total knee […]
An Orthopedic Surgeon Diagnosed Me with Osteonecrosis – What Does This Mean?
Osteonecrosis is the death of bone cells. It is also known as avascular necrosis because it occurs due to a lack of blood flow into the bone tissue. Although this condition sounds like it would be an age-related condition, it actually occurs most often in people who are aged 30 to 50. That is because […]
Ask Your Orthopedic Surgeons: What Will Life Look Like After My Knee Replacement?
When faced with chronic knee pain that can only be relieved through partial or total knee replacement surgery, most patients can’t help but wonder what their quality of life will be like after the procedure. “Will I really feel better with a prosthetic knee?” Once you’re fully healed, you will indeed be surprised at how […]
The Total Knee Replacement Journey
If you are considering or preparing for knee replacement surgery, you most likely have been living with worsening pain in your knee – especially during movement – for a long time. You probably are well-versed in all the latest treatments for knee osteoarthritis, including physical therapy, exercise, medication, and therapeutic injections. At some point, you […]
Total Knee Arthroplasty: Is This Procedure for Me?
If you suffer from arthritis in one or both knees, and you just can’t find a treatment that sufficiently reduces your pain, it may be time for knee replacement surgery. The pain of osteoarthritis affects more than 30 million Americans, hindering their ability to enjoy an active lifestyle – sometimes even leading to other health […]
Stages of Knee Osteoarthritis
There are many different types of arthritis, but osteoarthritis is the most prevalent type worldwide. Over 32 million Americans have osteoarthritis according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), and many things can contribute to its development – including injury, age, playing sports, or being overweight. It is, in fact, a major cause […]