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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 […]

The New Frontier: Robots Hone Their Surgical Skills

Is robotic-assisted joint replacement right for you? For some portion of the population the idea of robots performing surgery still seems futuristic and perhaps frightening. For orthopaedic surgeons and their patients, however, robots possess skills beyond those of mere mortals. The precision of robotic hands, controlled by human knowledge and directions, is extraordinary, leading to […]

Back to Basics: How Joints Work

Our bodies are simply amazing. They are capable of doing so many things, some of which we don’t even notice until they are no longer functioning correctly. That’s the case for many of the New Yorkers that I see in my clinic. You might notice that you have perfectly healthy knees or hips one day, […]

Surprise! You can still be active after a knee replacement

Knees are very complex mechanical structures that can easily be hurt by injury and disease — especially with age. For many, a knee replacement is the solution to pain and mobility concerns. If you’re one of the thousands of Americans considering a partial or total knee replacement, life without those troubles is likely an enjoyable […]

Why some joint replacements fail–and how to avoid it

It’s no secret that knee and hip replacements change lives–just ask one (or more!) of my patients who have undergone a procedure. New joints can get you back into the activities you feared were long gone due to Osteoarthritis or other symptoms of aging. As a result, getting a “new” knee or hip has almost […]

Here’s why your hip replacement experience will be unique

Hip replacements are pretty common these days. In fact, chances are likely that you know some people who have had one. If that’s the case, you’ve likely heard about their experiences, and you might feel like you have a good understanding of what to expect when you go in for one of your own. While […]

Prepping for a Joint Replacement

Technology has greatly improved the way doctors approach hip and knee replacement surgeries — in terms of both surgical approach and healing time. With the minimally-invasive techniques that I specialize in, patients can be out of a knee replacement surgery and walking without the assistance of a cane in as soon as three weeks. That’s […]