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Category Archives: Joint Replacement

Dr. Patrick Meere discusses whether or not a joint surgery impacts your work-life.

Can a Joint Surgery Impact Your Work Life?

Whether you love or hate your job, chances are you spend a lot of time at it. In New York and beyond, Americans work hard. In fact, some individuals even consider putting off key joint replacement surgeries for fear of missing time at the office. This can be negative for several reasons. First, it can […]


Getting back into golf after joint surgery

So many of my New York patients love a good game of golf. There’s just something about stepping onto the green, driving a solid one, and hearing the sinking of a putt. When faced with the prospect of a knee or hip surgery, some individuals are concerned that it will impact their game—or worse, keep […]


One man, ginger man sleeping tight, getting up early soon.

The connection between poor sleep and sore joints

Which came first: the chicken or the egg? This unsolvable riddle has been a popular turn of phrase for decades, but it’s not exactly relatable to the average New Yorker or even those who grew up on a farm. What might seem like more of a common conundrum is the pervasive question of which came […]


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Workouts that work after joint surgery

Fitness is a funny thing. Some people love the feeling and endorphins that come with high-level activity. Others prefer to stick with low-movement routines or avoid exercise altogether. There’s no doubt that a healthy fitness regimen is generally beneficial to our bodies as a whole. Regular workout routines reduce weight and improve heart health. They […]


A young woman massaging her painful knee

Listen! Your joints are trying to tell you something

We talk a lot about how it feels when your knees start aching nonstop. Afterall, chronic pain and soreness that reduce mobility is a sure sign of trouble and an early indicator that a joint repair or replacement might be needed down the line. Still, there are other warnings put out by our bodies to […]


Closeup side view of early 30's doctor examining a hip of a senior gentleman during an appointment. The doctor is gently lifting patient's leg sideways

A new joint in one day? Welcome to the modern world!

Imagine walking into a New York doctor’s office in the morning with significant hip pain. The aches and pains echo deep within your body, but they have become familiar thanks to years of arthritic issues. Perhaps your gait is slower paced than it once was, and you need a cane or walker for support. Maybe […]


Man with a sore hip, leaning on a rail. Needs Dr Meere's assistance!

What happens when you delay a joint replacement?

I understand that getting a hip or knee replacement can feel overwhelming and intimidating. Joint replacements are a major surgery, and they should not be taken lightly. You might feel concerned about how it will impact your life or the amount of recovery time it will require. Maybe you have heard concerning stories from family, […]


Even royals need joint surgery

There are many factors that decide whether or not an individual will need a joint replacement in his or her lifetime. Genetics play a role. Lifestyle factors play a part. And even gender and age can make a difference. Still, it seems abundantly clear that joints don’t discriminate. You can be young and at the […]


Thinking about your joint replacement journey

What’s it like to have a joint replacement? This is one of the more common questions I hear among patients in my New York clinics. If you have never had a major surgery, do not know anyone who has had a joint replacement, or are generally unfamiliar with the process, the concept can seem a […]


How knee surgery can reduce chronic pain

In New York and around the world, people are living with chronic pain. The stats are staggering. According to AARP, a Harris Poll of 2,041 adults, commissioned by the American Osteopathic Association, found that 57 percent of those surveyed between the ages of 55 and 64 and half of those 65 or older have experienced […]