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Robot-Assisted Surgery — Blending Human Experience With Advanced Technolo Sep 2nd, 2020

Does the thought of robotic surgery make you nervous? It shouldn’t. Although robotic-assisted surgery might sound like it removes the element of compassionate human touch, the truth is that this medical advancement combines the best of both worlds. Robotic-assisted surgery brings unparalleled precision to the operating room. Specialized equipment and...

Tips for Making Your Home Life Easier After Hip Surgery Aug 14th, 2020

Are you scheduled for hip surgery? It can be a good choice for people living with chronic hip pain from inflammation, arthritis, or injury. Hip surgery includes procedures like hip resurfacing and total hip replacement, both of which have the goal of reducing pain and improving mobility. Chris Boone, MD...

5 Great Exercises to Strengthen Your Hips Jul 15th, 2020

About 15% of people over age 65 experience hip pain. Joint deterioration, arthritis, and injury can all cause pain and stiffness that restrict your mobility and impact your quality of life. The good news is that nonsurgical treatments like exercising can significantly improve pain by strengthening your hips. Targeted exercises...

Meniscus Tears: Diagnosis and Treatment Options Jun 15th, 2020

Cartilage acts as a cushion between the bones in your joints. When it gets damaged in an injury or accident, it can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling. Meniscus tears are injuries that affect the cartilage in your knee, and they’re one of the most common types of knee pain. Meniscus...

How Running Affects Your Knees May 20th, 2020

Did you know that with each pound of body weight, your knees absorb about one and a half pounds of stress when you walk, and that jumps to nearly four pounds when you run? Your knees absorb a tremendous amount of shock with each step you take. Because of all...

Are You a Candidate for Minimally Invasive Arthroscopic Surgery? Apr 27th, 2020

About a third of American adults experience joint pain in a given month. Joint pain and inflammation, whether it stems from arthritis, acute injury, or something else, can be frustrating and prevent you from living a comfortable, active life. Although conservative treatment methods may temporarily alleviate pain, getting an accurate...

The Benefits of Hip Resurfacing: Are You a Candidate? Mar 1st, 2020

Arthritis is a common joint condition that can cause disabling pain and stiffness. The two most common forms of arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, and both can impact nearly any joint in your body. When you have arthritis in your hip, it can severely impact your ability to live...

Why You Should Visit an Orthopedic Surgeon for Musculoskeletal Pain Relief Feb 1st, 2020

Musculoskeletal pain can stop you in your tracks, making you miss out on your favorite activities and living your life. It affects nearly every element of your body, from your bones and muscles to your ligaments and nerves. But if you’re one of the 50% of Americans with musculoskeletal pain,...

New Year, New Knee: How Robotic Surgery Gets You Back on Your Feet Jan 1st, 2020

In the past, knee and other orthopedic injuries often required traditional surgery, which included hospital stays and a significant recovery period that involved taking time off work or school, limited mobility, and a recovery period that could take weeks or months depending on the severity of the injury and the...

What Is Osteoarthritis and How Is It Treated? Dec 1st, 2019

Osteoarthritis is a chronic condition of the joints and the most common form of arthritis. While it’s diagnosed most often in adults over 60, it can show up at much younger ages, especially if you’ve suffered a joint injury. If you’re one of more than 27 million Americans affected, there...

Bad Habits That May Be Contributing to Your Knee Pain Nov 1st, 2019

You can develop knee pain at any age for a variety of reasons. While it’s common to experience acute injuries like tears and broken bones, you can also end up with knee pain because of medical conditions, like rheumatoid arthritis and infections. Your knees also take a beating daily, leading...

Signs You May Need a Hip Replacement Sep 30th, 2019

A total hip replacement surgery is a significant choice and something that you must carefully consider. Relentless hip pain and stiffness may indicate a worn hip joint, advanced osteoarthritis, or symptoms of another problem. There is no set of rules when it comes to a hip replacement. This is why...

Everything You Should Know About Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) Sep 1st, 2019

Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is also called hip impingement. It gets its name from the affected joint — your hip, which is where the head of your thigh bone, the femur, forms a ball and socket joint with a part of the pelvis called the acetabulum. This painful condition can affect...

How to Tell If Your Ankle Sprain Requires a Visit to Your Orthopedic Surgeon Aug 1st, 2019

A sprained ankle can occur almost anywhere, at any time. Whether you step off a curb wrong or twist your ankle on the playing field. The degrees of sprains are almost as varied as those who sustain them. You could experience a minor tear that heals quickly or a more...

5 Reasons to Consider Arthroscopy Surgery for Your Hip Pain Jul 12th, 2019

When you have hip pain, it can interfere with your daily activities and keep you from doing the things you love. But, even though hip pain is a common problem, that doesn’t mean you have to learn to live with it or turn to risky medications or invasive procedures to...

Your Arthritis May Need Knee Replacement Surgery: Look For these Signs Jun 11th, 2019

When you have osteoarthritis in your knees, every move -- including walking, going up stairs, or sitting down -- can be painful. Treatments such as oral pain medications, injections, physical therapy, and supplements can help with mild-to-moderate pain, but sometimes these conservative therapies aren’t enough. You continue to experience compromised...