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. … Continue reading The do’s and don’ts of recovering from knee replacement surgery

George W. Bush’s knee surgery highlights fast joint replacement options

For many patients, a knee or hip replacement can be a major procedure that requires two or three days in the hospital. That was not the case for former President George W. Bush, who reportedly was out of the hospital and headed home from Chicago to Dallas within hours of a partial replacement of his left … Continue reading George W. Bush’s knee surgery highlights fast joint replacement options

Is Advertising Changing the Practice of Orthopedic Surgeons?

Once interested only in the hearts and minds of surgeons, orthopedic device manufacturers are now taking full aim at the patient as a consumer. While not as common as ads for erectile dysfunction medications, patients and doctors alike are seeing more ads for “the latest and greatest orthopaedic device.” One ad currently running shows a … Continue reading Is Advertising Changing the Practice of Orthopedic Surgeons?