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Driving after a hip replacement

If a hip replacement is in your future, you are probably both excited and full of questions. People are often curious about how soon they can get into their normal routine following a total hip replacement. Like a lot of things, the answer varies from individual to individual, and your healing process and condition should […]


Avoiding infection after knee replacement

Thanks to significant advances in technology and procedure techniques, most knee replacements today go off without a hitch. However, from time to time, infection is possible, though its extent varies from situation to situation. Even when I don’t anticipate infection to occur, I like my New York patients to be aware of the possibility so […]


Celebrities — their hips are just like ours!

When it comes to hip replacements or other procedures, you might think about them taking place among your parents, elderly neighbor next door, or care center patients. What you might not realize is that people of all ages and statuses are receiving new joints to make their lives better, and if you are living with […]


The timing of your joint replacement

With all the individuals that I see in the New York area, it could be easy to begin thinking of them simply as numbers. But I don’t. Instead, I think of them as people with lives to live, and I want to help them make the most of the experiences they have. I often chat […]



What happens if you put off a joint replacement?

After working with hundreds of patients from New York and around the country, I recognize that not everybody looks forward to having a knee or hip replaced. I understand why this might be the case, too. The recovery process, as well as the procedure itself, can seem daunting or even worrisome. Some individuals that I […]


Exploring gender and joint replacements

There are lots of stereotypes about what makes men and women different from one another. You hear them all the time, whether it is written through dialogue in books, performed by a comedian during a stand-up bit, acted out by clich√© characters in movies, or just overhead on the streets of New York. Many of […]


How a bad hip impacts other parts of your body

It’s pretty obvious that a hip surgery will impact the way your joints feel and how you move. What you might not realize, however, is how a hip procedure can positively address other concerns. Depending on how long you have been suffering from hip pain, you’ve probably felt it impact other areas of your body, […]


The three Ps of joint replacement recovery

When I chat with patients about upcoming hip and knee replacements, we go over a lot of scenarios and details so that there are no surprises during the surgery process. It’s important to me that individuals feel confident and comfortable with whatever surgical technique is before at them and prepared for the recovery steps that […]


Talking to your older parents about joint replacements

Have you noticed your parents dealing with a lot of chronic hip or knee pain as they age? Maybe they are not able to do the same activities that they once did. Perhaps you have even seen them grow sad or frustrated by their aches and immobility. It can be challenging when you switch roles […]