Studies suggest that 90 percent of knee and hip replacements still function well 10 to 15 years after they’re implanted, but recent joint replacement innovations may make them last even longer.
You need surgery for debilitating shoulder pain, but which shoulder replacement option is best? An orthopaedic surgeon explains the options and why doctors recommend certain surgeries for different people.
The latest advancement in robotic joint surgery adds an unparalleled level of accuracy and precision to total knee, total hip and partial knee replacement surgery.
Surgeons strive for precision and accuracy in joint replacement surgery. And today they have more tools at their disposal to help ensure the best results.
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As little as 10 years ago, joint replacement surgery was rather rigorous, with a long, 10-inch incision, a hospital stay and time at a rehab facility. Now, however, newer, more advanced techniques are changing the patient’s experience.
If you have recurring or chronic joint pain, you may think joint replacement surgery is your only option for relief. However, you may want to explore several less invasive options first to help maintain mobility as you age.
Keeping your joints healthy to reduce the wear and tear on the cartilage is a key component to having an active lifestyle and continuing to play the sports you love.
Patients have rising expectations and are demanding more from total knee replacements and joint replacements than in previous years. This has generated improvements in the field, including design, delivery and execution.
If your knees or hips are causing you constant pain, you may have thought about undergoing surgery to have them replaced. But are myths holding you back?
How old is too old for a joint replacement? Patients are often surprised to learn that there is no absolute age limit on who can safely undergo this procedure. However, there are other factors to consider.