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Advances Make Hip, Knee Replacements Last Longer

Contributor: Michael Bloomfield, MD  Hip and knee replacements eliminate pain and improve movement for hundreds of thousands of people every year in the United States. Younger and more active patients are seeking joint replacements. This is why surgeons and implant developers continue to improve the prosthetics and techniques involved in the surgery. In recent years, manufacturers … Read More

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Is a Hip or Knee Replacement Right for You?

As people live longer and are more active, they expect more in their golden years.  They want to move well and without pain. “Patients today aren’t as willing to live with the limitations that past generations accepted,” says Michael Bloomfield, MD, a Cleveland Clinic orthopaedic surgeon at Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic main campus. With … Read More

A Hip Replacement Is Good for Your Heart

Pain may push you to seek knee or hip replacement surgery, but a recent study shows that this surgery can do much more than ease painful joints. It very likely will boost your heart health and help you live longer. Adults may accept achy muscles and joints as an inevitable part of aging, but when … Read More

Exercise to Prep Your Joints for Surgery

Replacing worn body parts has become pretty common today. Of course, none of us are The Six Million Dollar Man of 1970s TV fame, and if you’re facing major joint surgery like hip or knee replacement or reconstruction, you may be concerned about what happens after the surgery. In thinking about what to expect from … Read More

Joint Replacement Surgery Gets ‘Smarter’

Traditionally, surgeons performing joint replacement surgery determine the placement of a new hip, shoulder or knee joint based on two-dimensional imaging, such as X-rays and CT scans. But Wael Barsoum, MD, Vice Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic, and Joseph Iannotti, MD, PhD, Chairman of Cleveland Clinic’s Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute, are working on … Read More

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Joint Agreement: Using Imaging for Custom Fit (Video)

What does the inside of your hip look like? Your knee? Shoulder? You may not need or want to know. But for doctors attempting to treat patients with joint problems, the knowledge is essential. Recent advances in imaging technology are providing doctors enhanced views of damaged joints and, in the process, transforming how they approach … Read More

Chat With a Doctor: Hip and Knee Replacements

Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about hip and knee replacements? Trevor Murray, MD,  Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic & Rheumatological Institute, will answer your questions about this topic during a live webchat Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at noon (ET). What You Need to Know About Hip and Knee Replacements Live Web … Read More