New Treatment Lowers Knee Replacement Pain

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Living with severe osteoarthritis in the knee is like living inside a box that keeps getting smaller and smaller.  As knee pain gets worse, it becomes harder and harder for patients to move.  Each year patients find that they are able to do less than they could the year before. Eventually, […]

Why is my Elbow Hurting?

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The words “tennis elbow” bring tennis playing to mind, but that is far from the only cause of this painful condition. If your elbow is hurting, it could be tennis elbow, even if you’ve never swung a racket. What is Tennis Elbow? Tennis elbow is an over-use injury that happens […]

Hip Replacement Surgery- Planning for a Comfortable Recovery 

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Hip replacement surgery can be life-altering for someone living in constant pain from joint degeneration. As with any major surgery, however, it’s important to plan for the healing period that follows. Here are eight tips to help you prepare for a more comfortable recovery:   If your bedroom is upstairs, try […]

Dealing With a Torn Meniscus 

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The meniscus is a rubbery pad of tissue that cushions the joint between the lower leg and the thigh. When it gets torn, the tear can interfere with movement at the joint. This can sometimes cause the knee to lock up or catch. A meniscal tear can cause pain and […]

Temporary Option Eases Wait for Knee Replacement

Knee replacement surgery is a wonderful option for many people, especially those who are in extreme pain and unable to walk without great difficulty. But what happens if you need a knee replacement but aren’t quite ready to get one? You may need to lose weight. You may not be […]

Planning for Your Hip Replacement

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A total joint replacement can be very inconvenient no matter how much it’s needed. It’s painful. Recovery takes a long time. There are a lot of things you can’t do while you’re waiting for it to heal. Here are a few tips for planning for a convenient, comfortable and successful hip […]

How Long Will My New Hip (or Knee) Last?

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Total joint replacement patients frequently want to know “How long will my new hip (or knee) last?”   For many years, the standard reply has been “15 to 20 years”. Recent research involving 500,000 patients from six different countries suggests that, for many, these numbers may be too low. According […]

Risks of Delaying a Total Joint Replacement 

  • woman with knee pain sitting on exam table

Factors to Consider When Scheduling a Total Joint Replacement There are a lot of factors to consider when scheduling a total joint replacement of a hip or knee. While pain is usually the primary consideration, it is not the only one. It’s important to take into consideration:  Overall health  Weight loss […]