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Posts From March, 2018

Preserving vs. replacing a damaged joint

I see a lot of patients who are having knee pain and want to make a change in their lives. They are usually very excited about the idea of getting back to the activities that they love, whether that is hiking, gardening, dancing, or just spending time with family in New York and around the […]

Easy changes to protect your joints (original and new)

When we get into a busy routine and are distracted by activities, it’s easy to overlook how hard our body is working. However, the ways we move and treat our body matter, especially when it comes to joint health. Our joints play a pivotal role in the way we function on a day-to-day basis, so […]

What happens if I need both a hip and a knee replacement?

As Americans live longer, arthritis becomes a more and more common infirmity. In a great many cases, the joints affected are the hips and knees. The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) estimates that in less than 15 years, there may be a need for 500,000 hip replacements and 3,000,000 knee replacements among […]

Want to better understand how a hip replacement works?

I recently stumbled upon an NPR article that got me laughing. Apparently, researchers noticed that a lot of medical explanations are provided to patients and potential patients at a reading level that is not very helpful. To get a better understanding of what might be more effective, they enlisted the help of children around the […]

Game Changer: The Benefits of Knee Replacement Surgery

The secret is out… Knee replacement surgery changes lives. From a former marathon runner who was starting to have trouble climbing stairs until the procedure, to a Brooklynite who went from struggled walking to kayaking and hiking, the procedure has improved the lives of many. Each year, hundreds of thousands of knee replacements are performed […]

Once questioned as science fiction, more surgeons becoming open to using robots

Surgeons are increasingly becoming more open to using robots during medical procedures, which is good news for medical device manufacturers including Stryker Corp. and Smith & Nephew PLC. Just a few years ago, using robots in surgeries was “barely on the map,” said Patrick Meere, an early adopter of the technology that helps guide surgeons during procedures. But […]

Rangers’ Lindberg Will Miss a Month of the 2016-17 Season

How long before Lindberg’s back in the game? Oscar Lindberg, left wing of the Rangers, having recently undergone successful hip surgery, is expected to miss approximately the first month of the Rangers’ 2016-17 season. While professional athletes may be healthier than average because they remain so remarkably fit, they are certainly at high risk of […]

Common questions about the labrum

A few years ago, New York native Lady Gaga disappointed and worried her “Little Monsters” when she canceled her remaining tour dates due to a health issue. Although she tried to keep things hush-hush for a time, the truth eventually came out and it was revealed that she had severely damaged her hip, leading to […]

A (Brief) History of Robotic Surgery

As technology and robotics become more intertwined in our day-to-day lives, the way we practice medicine, specifically surgeries like hip and knee replacements, changes rapidly. These advances are gaining the attention of many around the world, including folks at Google, which recently started working on creating advanced robotic surgery platforms. Patients who approach me for […]