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How same-day joint replacement is revolutionizing the surgery experience

In the past, many people with hip or knee pain were hesitant about choosing joint replacement. They had worries about a long hospital stay, ongoing pain or mobility after surgery. But now, many of these problems aren’t problems anymore. With same-day joint replacement, it’s possible to have hip or knee replacement surgery in the morning …

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What to expect during knee replacement surgery

The prospect of ongoing, worsening knee pain is not an appealing one. For some people, though, the idea of a knee replacement procedure is even less so. Throughout my career as an orthopedic surgeon, I have performed countless knee replacements on many patients who are nervous about the procedure—until they learn what to expect and …

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Keeping knee ligaments in line: 4 ways to strengthen your knees and avoid injury

The most common knee injuries orthopedic specialists see in many types of sports are ligament sprains, ligament tears, meniscus tears, dislocations and fractures. These types of injuries typically occur in younger athletes as a result of sports-related contact, falls, twisting or pivoting motions. However, these injuries can also occur in non-athletes—also often as a result …

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Why more women end up needing knee replacement surgery than men

While it is not uncommon for a particular medical condition or treatment to impact men and women at different rates, you are probably not aware that knee replacement is among them. You may be surprised to learn that it is women who require knee replacement more often than men. Not only do I know this …

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Common knee injuries and how you can avoid them

From young athletes to older adults, knee injuries are one of the most common orthopedic injuries we treat. When you’re on your feet, your knees take on the load of your weight. This pressure and stress can make your knees more prone to injury, especially compared to other joints like the wrist or elbow.   …

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Knee pain: Is it arthritis, or is something torn?

Knee pain can be a very debilitating and life-altering problem for today’s active adult. Knee pain can creep up slowly over time or literally bring you to your knees in an instant. The causes of knee pain can vary from a torn ligament to arthritis.  So, how do you know what the problem is? Sometimes it can …

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How to get rid of knee pain after running

Many people, myself included, have a love/hate relationship with running. On the one hand, running allows for a high caloric burn within a short amount of time, meaning it’s one of the most efficient options for exercise. It also improves your cardiac strength and output, and it can improve your respiratory function. All in all, …

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The do’s and don’ts of recovering from knee replacement surgery

After living with aching knees for far too long, you finally pulled the trigger, talked to an orthopedic specialist and explored your options to put a stop to your knee pain. You started with imaging, you tried strengthening your knees through physical therapy and alleviating your pain through injections — yet nothing provided longstanding relief. …

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