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Acing My Hip Replacement Recovery

In August 2017 I finally had my left hip replaced. Three years prior in January 2015 Dr Patrick Meere had diagnosed that I was bone on bone with no cartilage and arthritis in the Hip joint. In my second career as a Tennis Teaching Pro and after nearly five decades of playing Squash, Field Hockey […]


The Connection Between Joint Replacements and Heredity

Many people in New York grew up seeing their parents, grandparents, or other older relatives receive joint replacements in their later years. Perhaps you are one of them. Maybe you witnessed a loved one struggle with joint pain and helped them with daily tasks, like getting up stairs or unloading groceries. It’s also possible that […]


What to Expect During Knee Replacement Recovery

Is there anything I can do to make the recovery process go more smoothly after knee replacement surgery? It seems to be a quirk of human nature that we tend to take for granted those things that we actually depend on the most. An excellent example of this is the knee. We expect a lot […]


Link Between Hormonal Factors and Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) in Women

Why is osteoarthritis-related disability greater among women than men? Years of study have established that the age-adjusted rates of hip and knee arthroplasty are higher for women than for men in both the United States and Canada. Nonetheless, the reasons for this disparity have not been successfully explored until recently. It is well-known that women […]


Three Reasons You’ll Love Your Hip Replacement

Intimidated by the idea of a new hip through replacement surgery? With thousands of people receiving the procedure each year, you’re certainly not alone, but your worries could be misguided. Sure, hip replacements are a major surgery, but advances in technology — including minimally-invasive procedures and new materials in artificial hips — are making them […]


The New Frontier: Robots Hone Their Surgical Skills

Is robotic-assisted joint replacement right for you? For some portion of the population the idea of robots performing surgery still seems futuristic and perhaps frightening. For orthopaedic surgeons and their patients, however, robots possess skills beyond those of mere mortals. The precision of robotic hands, controlled by human knowledge and directions, is extraordinary, leading to […]


Back to Basics: How Joints Work

Our bodies are simply amazing. They are capable of doing so many things, some of which we don’t even notice until they are no longer functioning correctly. That’s the case for many of the New Yorkers that I see in my clinic. You might notice that you have perfectly healthy knees or hips one day, […]


Surprise! You can still be active after a knee replacement

Knees are very complex mechanical structures that can easily be hurt by injury and disease — especially with age. For many, a knee replacement is the solution to pain and mobility concerns. If you’re one of the thousands of Americans considering a partial or total knee replacement, life without those troubles is likely an enjoyable […]


Life With Your New Knee: What’s Normal and What’s Not

Getting a knee replacement is a big deal. For many of the patients I see in New York, it can be life-changing and allow them to get back to the hobbies and activities that they love. Before a surgery takes place, I like to sit down with my patients and have a conversation about what […]


Why some joint replacements fail–and how to avoid it

It’s no secret that knee and hip replacements change lives–just ask one (or more!) of my patients who have undergone a procedure. New joints can get you back into the activities you feared were long gone due to Osteoarthritis or other symptoms of aging. As a result, getting a “new” knee or hip has almost […]