5 Tips for a Successful Hip Replacement Surgery

5 Tips for a Successful Hip Replacement Surgery

According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, there are more than 285,000 hip replacement surgeries performed in the United States each year, up more than 25 percent in just five years. Total hip replacements are on the rise. Though it has become a common procedure that is done every day in many places, a Read More

RETURNING TO WORK AFTER A KNEE REPLACEMENT

RETURNING TO WORK AFTER A KNEE REPLACEMENT

A major concern for people considering a knee replacement is if they will be able to return to work after surgery. A study recently presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons shows that most people are able to return to work after a total knee replacement, even those with physically Read More

Recovering from hip, knee surgery

Recovering from hip, knee surgery

Though knee and hip replacement surgeries can still result in some pain, the surgical procedures have improved significantly in the last 20 years making it a more bearable solution. Additionally, these new techniques coupled with improved anesthesia methods have reduced the risks of infections and blood clots and have cut recovery times. However, patients still Read More

I HAVE JOINT PAIN. WHAT DO I DO?

I HAVE JOINT PAIN. WHAT DO I DO?

As we age, it is typical to start having pain in your joints, most commonly in the knees, hips and hands. But how do you know when this joint pain is more than normal and something that a doctor should evaluate? If your pain begins to limit what you used to do (golf, biking, or Read More