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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, […]

Do I Need a Total or Partial Knee Replacement?

If you are experiencing constant pain in either or both of your knees and it is impacting your daily life or getting in the way of the things that you love, it’s probably obvious that you need a joint replacement. Coming to that conclusion can be exciting; after all, you’re one step closer to a […]

Get the Most Out of Your Joint Replacement

The New Yorkers that I perform hip and knee replacements on are usually a combination of excited and anxious when they come in for their procedure. They are excited because they know that the surgery will lead to a life with reduced joint pain and increased mobile activity compared to where they are now. Still, […]

A Little About My Research

I think that I have one of the best jobs on the planet. On a regular basis, I get to work with great patients and provide them the opportunity to get back to living their lives without hip or knee joint pain. Some days this means that I am in the operating room, where I […]

Great Exercises for After a Hip Replacement

Once you have had a hip replacement, you’ll probably be eager to get out and test it. That’s all well and good, and your new joint will certainly help you participate in fun activities that you have had to stop doing or have never been able to try before. Still, it takes time for your […]

What Happens If You Put Off a Joint Replacement?

After working with thousands of patients from New York and around the world, I recognize that not everybody looks forward to having a knee or hip replaced. I understand why this might be the case, too. The recovery process as well as the procedure itself can seem daunting or even worrisome. Some individuals that I […]

Why Others Will Thank You for Getting a Joint Replacement

Getting a hip or knee joint replacement surgery can be a life-changing decision. A new joint can get you back into the activities you love with less pain and fewer problems than before. However, it’s important to remember that a joint replacement doesn’t just impact you. Having a new joint can significantly change your relationships […]

Be mindful of your joints during exercise

By now, we are all well-versed in the benefits of regular exercise. Working out builds muscle, helps reduce body weight, increases stamina, and reduces the risk of serious conditions like heart disease. But can too much exercise be damaging to your joints? A recent article in the Washingtonian posed this question, citing statistics of recent […]