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Once questioned as science fiction, more surgeons becoming open to using robots

Surgeons are increasingly becoming more open to using robots during medical procedures, which is good news for medical device manufacturers including Stryker Corp. and Smith & Nephew PLC. Just a few years ago, using robots in surgeries was “barely on the map,” said Patrick Meere, an early adopter of the technology that helps guide surgeons during procedures. But […]

Rangers’ Lindberg Will Miss a Month of the 2016-17 Season

How long before Lindberg’s back in the game? Oscar Lindberg, left wing of the Rangers, having recently undergone successful hip surgery, is expected to miss approximately the first month of the Rangers’ 2016-17 season. While professional athletes may be healthier than average because they remain so remarkably fit, they are certainly at high risk of […]

Common questions about the labrum

A few years ago, New York native Lady Gaga disappointed and worried her “Little Monsters” when she canceled her remaining tour dates due to a health issue. Although she tried to keep things hush-hush for a time, the truth eventually came out and it was revealed that she had severely damaged her hip, leading to […]

A (Brief) History of Robotic Surgery

As technology and robotics become more intertwined in our day-to-day lives, the way we practice medicine, specifically surgeries like hip and knee replacements, changes rapidly. These advances are gaining the attention of many around the world, including folks at Google, which recently started working on creating advanced robotic surgery platforms. Patients who approach me for […]

What’s so smart about smart implants?

When it comes to receiving an accurate and long-lasting joint replacement, it’s hard to deny that technology has significantly advanced the field and changed the way we think about surgery. This is certainly true across the New York area–and it is incredibly apparent in my clinic. Over the last several years, I have devoted a […]

Baby boomers and joint replacements

More and more, I see New York baby boomers in need of hip and knee joint replacements. From war and Woodstock to tech advances and incredible scientific discoveries, boomers have seen it all. They are engaged in their communities, passionate about various causes, and, increasingly, dedicated to their health. It can be incredibly frustrating when […]

What 6000-Year-Old Joints Tell Us About Our Knees

It is no secret that America has seen an increase in cases of osteoarthritis in knees, as well as an increase in patients who are seeking knee replacement surgeries, including in New York. For the most part, this has been attributed to an aging population and an increase in obesity within it. In August, NPR […]

What To Look For In A Joint Replacement Surgeon

There are a lot of excellent doctors in the New York area, and some patients even travel long distances for their care. Overall, it’s a great position for patients to be in. After all, we want to live in a society that offers top-of-the-line medical care to those who need it. This ideal situation, however, […]

Is Knee Joint Preservation Right For You?

Knee pain is a real and serious issue in New York and across the country. Men’s Journal reports that everyone from Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan to Rafael Nadal and Tom Brady experience it. Chances are that people in your life, and maybe even you yourself, also deal with knee woes. If that’s the case, […]