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.
If you need to have both knees replaced, should you have them done simultaneously? An orthopedic surgeon explains the benefits and risks of bilateral replacement surgery.
Robotic-assisted joint replacement procedures are growing in popularity, thanks to customized treatment plans and the benefits of increased precision. Learn more.
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.
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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.
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
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
Knee injuries can occur with activities like jogging, basketball, tennis or inline skating. When we change direction, twist with our feet planted, stop suddenly, or jump and land awkwardly, our knees can take a hit. To treat simple knee sprains and strains, rest, ice packs and elevation are usually all you need. But if you … Read More