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Reasons for Joint Replacement

Why do some people require joint replacements? Surgical joint replacement is always the last line of treatment, used only when other types of treatment, such as medications and physical therapy, are not sufficient to relieve pain and immobility. Fortunately for those who suffer, however, technological advances have made joint replacement a safe and effective option. […]


Surge of Knee and Hip Replacements in the U.S.

What are the reasons and effects of the skyrocketing number of joint replacements? According to research presented by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), there were, as of 2014, 2.5 million Americans living with an artificial hip and 4.7 million with an artificial knee. While obviously the aging of the population contributes to these […]


Knee Replacements and Obesity

Can you be overweight and still get a knee replacement? While some doctors do have weight cutoffs for performing replacement knee surgery, and extra pounds add to the risk of complications, doctors are increasingly performing knee replacements on patients with extra pounds. The primary reason patients need knee replacement surgery is arthritic joint damage resulting […]


Welcome to this new edition of Dr. Meere’s Blog

Dear Reader: This blog feature of my website intends to provide an interactive forum for education and discussion of recent or noteworthy news about knee and hip joint treatments. With regular updates, I will provide visitors with editorials, as well as information regarding the most recent technological advances and new treatments in knee & hip […]