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Yes, you and your new knee can recover at home

When it comes to getting a new joint, the idea of dedicating weeks to recovery can seem a little bit overwhelming, especially if you envision spending several days at a hospital or rehab facility while you heal. Although this is a common concern among many of my patients, the truth is that it is not […]

Give Yourself the Gift of a New Joint

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my patients over the years, it’s that they really know how to live life to the fullest. My clients come from all walks of life, and their interests and hobbies range from hiking and biking to ballroom dancing and gardening. Several of them also enjoy hitting the road […]

Common Myths About Hip Replacements

If you or a loved one are getting ready for a hip replacement surgery, you’re probably hearing a lot of different information from a lot of different sources. While this can prove helpful if you are nervous about a procedure, it can also cause confusion. Information overload is a legitimate problem, and sometimes you just need […]

Hip Replacements are for Everybody

You probably know John Madden as an NFL coaching great, Hall-of-Famer and Super Bowl champ. But did you know that the 80-year-old is also one of the thousands of Americans who have received a hip replacement? Earlier this month, NFL Network’s Steve Mariucci shared that Madden would not be attending the annual “John Madden and […]

Preserving vs. replacing a damaged joint

I see a lot of patients who are having knee pain and want to make a change in their lives. They are usually very excited about the idea of getting back to the activities that they love, whether that is hiking, gardening, dancing, or just spending time with family in New York and around the […]

Easy changes to protect your joints (original and new)

When we get into a busy routine and are distracted by activities, it’s easy to overlook how hard our body is working. However, the ways we move and treat our body matter, especially when it comes to joint health. Our joints play a pivotal role in the way we function on a day-to-day basis, so […]

What happens if I need both a hip and a knee replacement?

As Americans live longer, arthritis becomes a more and more common infirmity. In a great many cases, the joints affected are the hips and knees. The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) estimates that in less than 15 years, there may be a need for 500,000 hip replacements and 3,000,000 knee replacements among […]

Want to better understand how a hip replacement works?

I recently stumbled upon an NPR article that got me laughing. Apparently, researchers noticed that a lot of medical explanations are provided to patients and potential patients at a reading level that is not very helpful. To get a better understanding of what might be more effective, they enlisted the help of children around the […]

Game Changer: The Benefits of Knee Replacement Surgery

The secret is out… Knee replacement surgery changes lives. From a former marathon runner who was starting to have trouble climbing stairs until the procedure, to a Brooklynite who went from struggled walking to kayaking and hiking, the procedure has improved the lives of many. Each year, hundreds of thousands of knee replacements are performed […]