Undergoing total knee replacement surgery is a major decision that can go a long way to helping you restore your mobility and reclaim an active lifestyle. However, the success of your surgery and speedy recovery often hinges on another factor – your choice of a skilled and qualified surgeon. Naturally, you want a surgeon with […]
Full Knee Replacement Surgery
Activities to Avoid After Total Joint Replacement
Having a total joint replacement brings new challenges and opportunities. While you are thrilled to finally be able to take on new activities after having your joint replaced, you should be careful with certain activities to avoid reinjure or too much strain on your new joint. Let’s talk about some activities that should be avoided […]
Why Would Someone Need Total Joint Replacement?
The idea of having surgery always sounds intimidating, especially when prosthetic materials are involved. However, orthopedic surgeons perform so many of these operations today that the results are becoming more and more consistent, and the patients are more and more pleased with the results. You can get your knee back. Or your shoulder, hip, wrist, […]
When Is Total Joint Replacement Recommended?
Having a total joint replacement is most often recommended for people who have advanced arthritis in the joint – so advanced that it causes chronic or debilitating pain. This is most often due to osteoarthritis, or wear-and-tear arthritis (or just “arthritis”), in which the protective cartilage in the joint has worn down to the point […]
How Long Does a Total Joint Replacement Last?
Total joint replacement surgery is one of the biggest leaps in modern medicine. Thanks to the incredible advances in surgical technology and techniques, it has become one of the most popular and consistently successful surgeries performed in the field of orthopedics. Millions of people who have suffered from debilitating arthritis in the hip, knee, and […]
Acute Knee Pain and Chronic Knee Pain: There’s a Difference
Your knee is a vital joint that supports much of your weight. Most of the time, you don’t usually need to give your knees a second thought. However, the constant pressure on the knees makes them vulnerable to disease and injury, causing varying degrees of pain or decreased functionality. Although knee pain comes in many […]
Joint Replacement Surgery and its Types
A joint is where two or more bones meet. Joint replacement surgery is a medical procedure that removes diseased and damaged tissue in joints and replaces them with artificial parts called prostheses. The prostheses are designed to replicate the movement of natural components of the joint. Joint replacement surgery is typically used to treat chronic, […]
Do I Need a Full or Partial Knee Replacement Surgery
Knee replacement surgery, also known as knee arthroplasty, is recommended for severely damaged joints due to conditions such as osteoarthritis. Whether or not you need a knee replacement – and which type you need, full or partial – goes beyond the severity of the symptoms you’re experiencing. Your orthopedic doctor can determine the location and […]