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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Athletes who cut in front of one another on the field or court can sometimes twist their knee, causing an injury known as a meniscal tear.   What is a Meniscal Tear?   The meniscus is a rubbery pad of tissue that cushions the joint between the lower leg and […]

Treatment Helps Relieve Pain When Delaying Knee Replacement Surgery 

Sometimes a patient needs knee replacement surgery but isn’t quite ready for it. In the meantime, something needs to be done about the pain.   RMH Orthopedics has a treatment that may offer help in this situation. It’s called “viscosupplementation”.   Viscosupplementation involves injecting hyaluronic acid into the sack in the […]

Making Hip Replacement Convenient

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A total joint replacement can be very inconvenient no matter how much it’s needed. Here are a few tips to help make a hip replacement more convenient. How to Shorten Your Recovery Time   Your choice of surgeon matters  Not all hip replacement surgeries are done in the same way. A […]

How long will my new hip (or knee) last?

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A frequent question asked by total joint replacement patients is “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. […]

Rotator Cuff Injury

  • Man with rotator cuff injury

What do house painters, baseball pitchers and carpenters all have in common? They all run the risk of damaging their rotator cuff at work. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that join the upper arm bone, or humerus, to the shoulder blades. Injury or overuse can create […]

Possible Risks of Delaying a Total Joint Replacement 

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There are a lot of factors patients consider when deciding when to get a total joint replacement of a hip or knee. While pain is usually the primary consideration, it is not the only one. Other factors include:   Overall health  Weight loss concerns  The time needed off work for surgery and recovery  The risks of […]

What are the consequences of putting off a total joint replacement?

According to Dr. Jeffrey Ginther, RMH Orthopedic surgeon specializing in total joint replacements, patients who put off having a necessary joint replacement risk weakening the muscles surrounding the joint. Weakened muscles will extend the time it takes to complete rehabilitation therapy after joint replacement surgery. Having a total joint replacement […]