The most common reason that someone undergoes hip replacement surgery is to address pain or an altered gait. However, fixing pain and restoring a normal walking pattern aren’t the only benefits of a hip replacement operation. There are a number of little known benefits of the replacement procedure.
If one or both of your knee joints has deteriorated to the point that it’s become painful and is affecting your quality of life, there’s a good chance you’re a candidate for knee replacement surgery. You might do some research and even set up an initial visit with a surgeon, but that won’t provide
For the vast majority of patients, a hip replacement operation is expected to last them for the rest of their life. However, like anything in life, there’s the possibility that an issue could develop in the artificial hip. One issue that some patients complain about is that their new hip makes a
For anyone who has gone back and forth with their insurance company discussing coverage options, you know that knee replacement surgery is viewed as an elective operation. By nature, elective surgeries are operations that we can schedule and control, as opposed to emergency operations that are
You’ve probably heard that hip or knee replacement can get you back to doing the things you love like cycling or golfing, but did you know a replacement operation may also be able to help improve your marriage? A recent study by Dr. Michael Tanzer, the chair of orthopaedic research at McGill
A hip replacement operation can be the first step in helping you live a pain free life and getting back to doing some of the activities you love, but it’s also a significant surgery that will require weeks and months of recovery. The rehabilitation journey after hip surgery will be both rewarding
When your car brakes start grinding or a lightbulb in your kitchen goes out, it’s pretty obvious when these things need to be replaced, but it’s not always easy to know when you should swap out something old for something new. Many of our patients are interested in learning more about knee
It’s tough to know what to expect following a major surgery, but your rehab can actually be positively or negatively impacted by how well you prepare for life after surgery. In talking with patients who have had knee replacement surgery, we’ve learned what they were surprised by or what they wish