Alternatives

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  I see this every week in my practice: Middle aged woman with: ~Anterior(front) knee pain. ~X-rays look normal. ~MRI showed minor wear on the knee cap and no other pathology. Injections, NSAIDS, and physical therapy resolved the patients symptoms. In my practice I usually give a trial of the appropriate non-operative care before considering […]

Put on Your Dancing Shoes

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If your son or daughter is getting married next Spring be ready to put on your dancing shoes. If you’re been putting off surgery, allow yourself 6-8 weeks for full recovery time. Want to explore your options? Make an appointment for your personal consultation.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CpxYjGd_Bw

Give up your Soda!

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Scroll down to #5 of the list and see what it does to your bones. My wife was a Diet Coke addict for years, drinking almost 88 ounces every day. Next month is her two year anniversary of kicking the habit cold turkey! I gave up Mountain Dew about a year ago and occasionally I […]

Dental Clearances for Total Joint Surgery

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Prior to joint replacement surgery, I recommend patients see a dentist to address any periodontal disease or tooth decay to avoid infection in the joint replacement after the surgery. For all patients with joint replacements I recommend life long antibiotic prophylaxis prior to any dental procedures, including cleanings. Ron   http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/how-flossing-gave-woman-knee-infection

Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery!

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  Had a great day training orthopedic residents on robotic knee replacement surgery with cadavers. I have performed over 500 of robotic knee surgeries, if you would like more information or want to schedule a personal consultation please visit my website at http://www.hipandkneedoc.com.  

Surgery may not be the answer. Second opinions welcome!

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If you’ve been told you need a hip or knee replacement consider getting a second opinion. My approach to patient care is exhausting all non-surgical options like physical therapy, injections and non-steroidal. If pain persists and/or you bone on bone or nearly bone on bone, I will recommend surgery. My clinic starts at 7:30am and […]

Benefits of Anterior Approach Hip Replacement Surgery

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Potential Benefits of Anterior Approach Hip Replacement Surgery Decreased hospital stay and quicker mobilization. Quicker rehabilitation. Smaller incision and reduced muscle disruption resulting in a shorter recovery time. Reduced risk of dislocation. Potentially less blood loss and reduced pain post operatively.   Disadvantages and Risks of Anterior Approach Hip Replacement Surgery Requires specialized retractors and […]

Precautions in Traditional vs. Direct Anterior Approach for Hip Replacement.

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In traditional hip replacement surgery the following precautions are recommended: Do not cross legs. Do not turn feet excessively inward or outward. Do not bend hip more than a right angle.   In direct anterior approach hip replacement surgery the following are possible: May potentially avoid restrictions associated with traditional hip replacement surgery. Under doctor’s […]