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The Benefits of Outpatient Hip and Knee Replacement

The Benefits of Outpatient Hip and Knee Replacement

by Stephanie Meadows
Facing the possibility of needing surgery can be a frightening experience, leaving you with thoughts, questions, doubts, and uncertainties. If you and your orthopedic surgeon decide that surgery is the best option for you, and you elect to have a hip or knee replacement, patients are now given the opportunity to choose to undergo surgery in an outpatient setting. Advancements in science and technology have afforded the procedure to be less invasive, and the benefits are remarkable for having a successful recovery.

Joint Preservation Instead of Joint Replacement

Joint Preservation Instead of Joint Replacement

by Stephanie Meadows
The pain and lack of mobility associated with joint injury, or arthritic conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, can put a real damper on your day to day activities. One of the worst results of diseased or degenerative joints is chronic pain, which can all too often become the main focus in your life. Orthopedic doctors will often have many operative and non-operative treatment options available for these conditions, with joint replacement surgery historically being the procedure that becomes necessary after all other treatment options have been exhausted. However, another operative treatment path, called joint preservation, aims to salvage as much of the natural joint as possible.

Orthopedic Surgeons who are Combining PRP Therapy and Surgery

Orthopedic Surgeons who are Combining PRP Therapy and Surgery

by Stephanie Meadows
It is true that many orthopedic surgeons prefer to perform surgery as a last resort to treat a host of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Doctors today seem to have been turning to previously less conventional treatment approaches, such as regenerative medicine and physical therapy, in an effort to avoid surgical treatment. However, some of these practices, such as platelet-rich plasma therapy, can actually be used in combination with surgical treatments.

The Different Types of Arthritis

The Different Types of Arthritis

by Shearly (SU)
When your body is plagued with arthritis pain, it is like a constant alarm going off, and no matter how many time you hit snooze, the pain keeps blaring on with persistence. When your body is in pain, nerves in that injured area release chemical signals, telling you that there is something wrong. Pain tells you that you need to do something. For example, if your hand accidently touches a hot pan or stove, a signal of “that’s hot!” is sent to your brain, and makes you pull away your hand to prevent further injury. This type of pain is useful because it is your body's way of protecting you from further injury.

The Benefits of Robotic Knee Replacement

The Benefits of Robotic Knee Replacement

by Shearly (SU)
Knee replacement surgery, or knee arthroplasty, has helped millions of Americans get back to their favorite activities and live a pain-free lifestyle. Robotic knee replacement offers an even better option, with less pain and faster recovery times.