Joint replacement surgery used to require a lengthy hospital stay, but times have changed. Find out if a 23-hour joint replacement is right for you.
Contributor: Carlos Higuera, MD If you’ve decided to have a total knee replacement, you might be considering a minimally invasive procedure. This type of surgery uses smaller incisions and less cutting of the tissue surrounding the knee. The advantage of such a surgery is that it allows for faster recovery, a shorter hospital stay and … Read More
Contributor: Susan Joy, MD You feel it. Sometimes you even hear it. You’re running, jumping, playing hard. Suddenly, there’s a “pop.” The next thing you know, you’re feeling like someone’s pulled the rug out from under your feet. You may have torn the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in your knee. This significant sports injury can … Read More
Contributor: Kurt Spindler, MD Have you torn your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)? If, unfortunately, you have, and you’re considering surgical reconstruction, you and your doctor need to weigh one factor very carefully when you discuss treatment options: your age. Recent research shows that the patient’s age and the type of graft performed can predict the … Read More
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Chronic knee pain? Thinking that joint replacement surgery might be in your future? If you’re also overweight, losing a few pounds might relieve your knee pain and help you avoid surgery, says Wael Barsoum, MD, Vice Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic’s Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute. Dr. Barsoum says each pound of extra weight … Read More