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Posts From October, 2016

What’s so great about minimally invasive surgery?

As media coverage of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and its impact on the medical landscape increases, more and more New Yorkers are hearing about friends, family, and strangers who have had positive experiences with the technique. The practice is certainly making an impact in joint surgeries, including with the hip and knee procedures in my […]

Robotics and Sensors to Improve the Results of Knee Replacement Surgery

The International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (ISTA) held its 29th annual meeting in Boston this weekend. There was a general sense of optimism regarding the forecast of soon-to-be released fully robotically controlled total knee arthroplasties (joint replacements). In contrast to the high success rate of hip replacement surgery, replacement of the knee joint with […]

Hip Fractures: Risks and Causes

What are the most common causes of hip fractures? At present, every year approximately 300,000 people in the U.S. fracture their hips. The majority of those who suffer these injuries (85 percent) are 65 years of age or older. Statistical projections based on our aging population predict that hip fractures will reach half a million […]