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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 […]

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 […]