Joint replacement surgery can be an effective way to relieve chronic joint pain, improve mobility, and restore your overall quality of life when other treatments no longer provide relief. If you have had joint replacement surgery, particularly on weight-bearing joints such as the hip and knee, rehabilitation and aftercare are crucial to ensuring a successful recovery, as well as your ability to regain full use of the joint. When Is A Joint Replacement Necessary? Joints can be vulnerable to [Read More]
Joint Replacement Surgery
Why Do People Need to Have Their Hip Replaced Again?
Hip replacement surgery is done to help patients live pain-free lives or correct severe diseases. It's a very common procedure, and the success rate of hip replacement surgery has increased dramatically over the past several years. However, there are many instances where patients might need to return to correct a previous surgery or even get a whole new replacement. Here are common reasons why patients need to have their hip replaced again. Aseptic Loosening Aseptic loosening is a problem [Read More]
How Hip And Knee Replacement Surgery Is Life-Altering
If you’re a candidate for hip or knee replacement surgery, be prepared for a life-altering event. Not many people expect this to happen and are pleasantly surprised. Like any major surgery, hip and knee replacements require significant recovery and rehabilitation, but the life-altering impact comes after you’ve healed. Why People Get Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Arthroplasty is the medical term for total joint replacement surgery. Performed by your orthopedic specialist at Personalized [Read More]
How Your Orthopedic Surgeon Identifies the Source of Shoulder Pain and How to Treat it
Shoulder pain can be dull or sharp, throbbing or stabbing, and intermittent or constant. It can have several possible causes. It could be a problem with your tendons, bones, bursae, rotator cuff, or joint that make it difficult to raise your arm and prevent you from sleeping soundly. The shoulder has a wide range of motion and is used in almost all activities, which makes it susceptible to injury. A primary care doctor can treat shoulder pain, but for an in-depth examination of your shoulder, [Read More]
All About Total Joint Replacement Surgery
What is Total Joint Replacement Surgery? Total joint replacement is a surgical procedure involving the removal of damaged parts of a joint and the replacement of them with prosthetic pieces. The prosthetic pieces are designed to take on the functions of the damaged parts they replace, so the joint can function correctly once again. Joint replacement surgery is necessary when a joint is beyond natural healing and when other treatments fail to alleviate pain symptoms. It is a useful procedure [Read More]
10 Questions to Ask Your New Orthopedist
If you are experiencing joint pain as the result of an accident or a chronic condition, your primary doctor may refer you to an orthopedist specially trained in diagnosing and treating conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. After careful examination of your particular disorder, your orthopedist will recommend a course of treatment that may include a corrective surgical procedure. If so, here are 10 questions you should ask your orthopedic surgeon upfront: Why is this [Read More]
The Benefits of Using Custom Personalized Implants for Your Hip Replacement
The population in the United States is aging, and older Americans still want to remain active and athletic well into their retirement years. So, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the number of hip replacements performed has been growing steadily along with this aging population. In fact, over the course of one-decade hip replacement procedures grew more than twofold, from 2000 to 2010. The average age for elective hip replacement is 66 years, with the most common factor leading to [Read More]
Partial Knee Replacement vs Total Knee Replacement: What is the Difference?
Weak-Kneed No More: Knowing Your Options for Knee Surgery According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, nearly half of all American adults develop knee osteoarthritis in at least one knee during their lifetime. Additionally, the demand for total knee replacement surgery is expected to exceed 3 million by the year 2030. However, it’s important that sufferers of knee conditions examine their options before committing to a full-fledged surgery. Both partial and total knee replacement [Read More]