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Category Archives: Joint Replacement

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 […]


The timing of your joint replacement

With all the individuals that I see in the New York area, it could be easy to begin thinking of them simply as numbers. But I don’t. Instead, I think of them as people with lives to live, and I want to help them make the most of the experiences they have. I often chat […]


Exploring gender and joint replacements

There are lots of stereotypes about what makes men and women different from one another. You hear them all the time, whether it is written through dialogue in books, performed by a comedian during a stand-up bit, acted out by clich√© characters in movies, or just overhead on the streets of New York. Many of […]


The three Ps of joint replacement recovery

When I chat with patients about upcoming hip and knee replacements, we go over a lot of scenarios and details so that there are no surprises during the surgery process. It’s important to me that individuals feel confident and comfortable with whatever surgical technique is before at them and prepared for the recovery steps that […]


Why staying active matters (and joint treatments help)

There are a lot of reasons that individuals choose to have joint replacements and joint repairs. Some want to keep up with grandkids and other loved ones. Others wish to continue or keep up with activities they love, like gardening, ballroom dancing, bike riding, and other hobbies. And sometimes, people are just tired of living […]


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 […]