Swelling is one of the most common side effects that sets in after a knee replacement procedure, and rightfully so. Swelling is your body’s natural response to trauma as fluids and white blood cells are sent to the area to help protect it and give it time to heal. However, too much swelling and
There is a certain comfort that comes with recovering from a procedure in the hospital or an in-patient facility. You know that you have trained medical staff that can assist in any way and monitor your recovery to ensure everything stays on track. However, for the vast majority of people, they are
A decade ago, being obese may have meant that you were ineligible to schedule a hip or knee replacement procedure until you lost a certain amount of weight. We still want patients to work towards a healthy weight for a number of reasons, but being overweight no longer automatically disqualifies you
Pain in the hip joints can make every step a grueling process, and if your joints aren’t responding well to conservative care, you may think that a joint replacement operation is your only option. For the right patient, they may benefit from a less invasive operation known as hip joint resurfacing.
The vast majority of patients say that their knee feels much better after total knee replacement than before they had the operation, but one of the more common complaints following a joint replacement operation is that there is lingering stiffness in the area. A little stiffness is better than the
Even when it’s performed using minimally invasive techniques, a joint replacement operation is a significant undertaking for your body that will require weeks and months of post-operative rehab. Many patients find it easier to reconcile with their recovery if they break the process up into chunks,
If you were to picture the average person who undergoes a knee or joint replacement operation, you probably picture someone near retirement age who is looking to get a new knee or hip to allow them to remain active long into their wonder years. While people in their 60s and 70s do make up a large
If you’re like most people who have been told they may need a joint replacement operation to address a knee or hip issue, odds are you doing a little research into your surgical options. You probably don’t know about many joint replacement surgeons in the area, so you turn to the internet to see