Your knee constantly hurts — you can tell it’s starting to wear out. You get swelling, cracking, popping and just aren’t able to be as active as you used to be. When is the right time to think about knee replacement surgery? I answer this question several times per day in my office for many … Continue reading 4 signs it’s time for a knee replacement
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
Thirty years ago, a total knee or hip replacement was likely to last just five to ten years. Now, with advancements in metallurgy and plastic development, “we’re able to put in total joints … that can last 30 years or longer,” said Jay Mabrey, MD, chief of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Baylor University … Continue reading Is one-day total joint replacement for you? [Video]
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
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?