The demographics – and the numbers – for hip replacement surgery are changing. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, between 200,000 and 300,000 total hip replacements are performed in the United States each year, the majority of them on people over the age of 60. But the number of total hip replacements performed
Most patients prefer to receive treatment from doctors who are well qualified and have had several years of experience in their field of expertise. They would also like all their options clearly explained. No one would like to undergo a total joint replacement only to find out later that a partial joint replacement would have...
If you have injured your hip or are suffering from degenerative joint disease causing significant hip pain and limitation of movement with little or no relief from conservative therapy, you may be a candidate for a hip replacement procedure. In the past, hip replacement surgery was considered an option only for older individuals; however, with..
Is knee pain hampering your lifestyle? Have you given up on fun activities because you don’t want to deal with knee pain that occurs afterwards? You may have heard of knee replacement surgery, but are not sure about whether it is suitable for you. Here are 5 myths about knee replacement that could be preventing
Replacing an irreparably damaged joint with an artificial one used to require extensive surgery. You would also have a painful recovery requiring several days at the hospital and occasionally in a rehabilitation center. Not anymore! Provided you meet certain criteria, you could leave home in the morning and be back home by evening having completed