Knee replacement surgery is more common on older individuals whose knee joints have been damaged by osteoarthritis or the natural aging process. However, seniors are far from the only group who are undergoing partial and total knee replacement operations. More younger patients are inquiring about
Partial knee replacement, also known as unicompartmental knee replacement, is a relatively new procedure in the grand scheme of medical surgery, but we still have hordes of clinical data that shows it can be a perfect procedure for some patients dealing with knee problems. Patients tend to have a
If you’re considering hip replacement or you have a replacement operation scheduled in the future, you’re probably wondering what you can do in the days and weeks leading up to your operation to give you the best chance of having a successful surgery and recovery. Most people are aware that physical
We’re happy to help any patient that walks through our doors that is an ideal candidate for partial or total knee replacement surgery, but in a perfect world, people’s knees would stay healthy long into their golden years. As with any medical condition, prevention is preferred to treatment, so in
One concern patients typically ask about during the process of their hip replacement journey is in regards to the potential for a future dislocation of their new hip. Since their new hip will be a ball and socket joint, it’s possible for the ball to shift out of its correct location and cause a
No surgery goes perfectly every single time, but knee replacement has one of the highest success rates in the industry. More than 95 percent of knee replacements last more than 15 years, and the vast majority of patients never need a second surgery. With all that said, there’s still a sizeable
Dr. Botero recently dropped by the Dr. Bob Show to talk about the benefits of knee replacement surgery. Watch the video below to learn more!
At the most basic level, hip replacement operations are performed when the hip can no longer perform the basic actions required for safe and painless movement. But considering the hip and knees are the two most commonly replaced joints in the body, there has to be a number of different underlying