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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 […]

Why staying active matters (and joint treatments help)

There are a lot of reasons that individuals choose to have joint replacements and joint repairs. Some want to keep up with grandkids and other loved ones. Others wish to continue or keep up with activities they love, like gardening, ballroom dancing, bike riding, and other hobbies. And sometimes, people are just tired of living […]

What’s the deal with weather-related joint pain?

Are you one of those people who can “predict the weather” based on how your joints feel? This method of forecasting has been discussed for years, still many chalk it up to an old wives tale or simple lore of the past. It turns out, though, that your hips and knees might know what they […]

Common questions about knee replacement recovery

When it comes to feeling prepared for your upcoming knee replacement surgery, you can never ask too many questions. In fact, I would always rather have patients who feel excited and knowledgeable about their procedure than ones who are too afraid speak up about concerns. What individuals wonder and worry about varies from person to […]

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 […]