Osteoarthritis is considered “wear-and-tear arthritis” and is the most common cause of knee pain. An orthopaedic surgeon walks us through how to find relief.
Becoming active again is often the only thing people want after an intensive hip or knee replacement surgery. But what does it mean when pain still persists after months in the recovery period? An orthopaedic surgeon provides the answer in our Short Answer series.
Arthritic joints no longer mean you have to stop being active. Learn about the great advances in joint replacements.
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.
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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.
Patients often ask me questions about “prehab,”or exercise programs they can do before an elective surgery. These questions show how exercise has taken on such major importance in people’s lives.
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
Today’s hip and knee replacements last longer than you might think. Our expert explains.
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
Our expert explains how proper form is key to avoiding knee and ACL injuries.