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Dr. Patrick Meere discusses whether or not a joint surgery impacts your work-life.

Can a Joint Surgery Impact Your Work Life?

Whether you love or hate your job, chances are you spend a lot of time at it. In New York and beyond, Americans work hard. In fact, some individuals even consider putting off key joint replacement surgeries for fear of missing time at the office. This can be negative for several reasons. First, it can […]


Patrick A. Meere discusses the weird areas where hip pain surfaces on your body.

Weird Ways Hip Pain Can Surface Elsewhere in Your Body

Hip issues are sneaky. One day, you’re living your best life, playing a pick-up game of basketball in a New York park or lifting weights at your favorite gym. The next day, you’re popping over-the-counter pain medications and rubbing your achy joints when a storm approaches. OK, that might be a little dramatic. But it […]


Patrick A. Meere, M.D. discusses how a hip replacement can improve your life.

Can a Hip Replacement Help Extend Your Life?

I love seeing New York patients who are living life to the max after having a hip or knee replacement surgery under my care! I take great pride in researching and applying new and innovative techniques in my operating rooms, and I do my best to take time to educate individuals about how a joint […]


Is aquatic therapy the right fit for you?

When you are recovering from a hip surgery, the last thing you want to do is place an unnecessary amount of strain on your healing joint. At the same time, you need to keep moving in order to help your body properly heal and avoid gaining extra weight that can cause problems down the line. […]


Understanding your joint pain

Joint pain is so frustrating, especially when it impacts your hips. As you age, it’s important to keep track of your hip joint aches to see what the underlying problem might be and how you can make it stop. Below are a few things that I tell my New York patients to be aware of. […]


Why Does My Hip Hurt?

What are the likely causes of the pain in my hip? The human body is a complex and pretty remarkable organism. We make extreme and ongoing demands on it, many of which do not stop even while we are sleeping, and we generally simply take for granted that it will meet those demands. When some […]


Getting back into golf after joint surgery

So many of my New York patients love a good game of golf. There’s just something about stepping onto the green, driving a solid one, and hearing the sinking of a putt. When faced with the prospect of a knee or hip surgery, some individuals are concerned that it will impact their game—or worse, keep […]


Why Has Knee Replacement Surgery Become So Popular?

Why do there seem to be more and more people having knee replacement surgery? If you are of a certain age, it may seem like everyone you know has either had knee replacement surgery or is considering it. This was not always the case. Not that long ago, joint surgery was such a painful and […]


A beautiful senior Mexican Woman working out and stretching with weights

Is your diet impacting your knee and hip health?

Whether you’re from New York or on the other side of the world, you’ve probably heard the phrase “you are what you eat.” It’s a friendly way of reminding individuals to be mindful of what they put into their bodies, and it rings true. Diets are especially important to consider if you are trying to […]


One man, ginger man sleeping tight, getting up early soon.

The connection between poor sleep and sore joints

Which came first: the chicken or the egg? This unsolvable riddle has been a popular turn of phrase for decades, but it’s not exactly relatable to the average New Yorker or even those who grew up on a farm. What might seem like more of a common conundrum is the pervasive question of which came […]