When’s the Right Time For Hip Replacement or Surgery?

One question we hear frequently in the orthopedic clinic concerns the timing of hip replacement surgery. The answer is simple— and complicated— because it depends on the individual. There is no absolute age limit for hip replacement. While we are now performing surgery on many older patients, the procedure is also appropriate for younger patients…

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Knees Feeling the Effects of a Long Summer? Consider Knee Cartilage Reconstruction

Whether you are a major league catcher or a green-thumbed gardener, you will likely be feeling the effects of an active summer season in your knees. Over time, excessive bending and stretching can wear down the cartilage in your knees, leaving them susceptible to inflammation and arthritic pain. Certain hobbies and habits are more likely…

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What Can You Expect After Total Knee Replacement?

  Your post-surgical capabilities depend on your pre-surgical fitness level, your rehab, and which sports or activities you intend to resume. Total knee replacement (TKR) is one of the most popular procedures in orthopedic and sports medicine, enabling millions of people to resume an active life. For many patients, it can seem like a miracle….

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PRP – The Fastbreak to Recovery for Basketball Players

  Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a budding medical treatment that utilizes the patient’s blood to promote natural healing for quicker recoveries with extremely low risks. Trusted by the NBA’s biggest stars, it provides a solution to one of the most common and dreaded injuries that afflict these nimble giants – knee injuries. For athletes…

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Reduce Your Back or Neck Pain Without Popping More Pills!

Certain pain medications can carry negative side effects while offering limited relief from pain from sports injuries, surgeries or other traumas. Cortisone shots offer patients fast relief from pain resulting from severe inflammation. Ask your doctor if cortisone shots are the answer to your chronic pain. By injecting the corticosteroids directly into the inflamed tissue,…

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