Joint Replacements

Total Hip Replacement – 6 Tips For Speeding Up Recovery

Total Hip Replacement 6 Tips For Speeding Up Recovery

A Total Hip Replacement is a procedure that has been done for decades to relieve end-stage arthritis hip pain in patients. A total hip replacement is an invasive surgery that replaces the head of the Femur and the “Socket” of the Acetabulum with new metal alloys to relieve pain from bone-on-bone wear and tear. Due …

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Does Meniscus Surgery Lead to Knee Replacement? What You Need to Know

Does Meniscus Surgery Lead to Knee Replacement What You Need to Know

Meniscus surgery is a surgical procedure to repair or remove the menisci in the knee. The menisci are C-shaped pieces of cartilage that act as “shock absorbers” for your knees. One of the most commonly performed arthroscopic surgeries in the US is a partial meniscectomy. However, recent research has questioned whether this surgery is beneficial …

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Driving After a Total Shoulder Replacement – A Helpful Guide

Driving After a Total Shoulder Replacement

Your total shoulder replacement is going to solve a lot of problems for you. But, it’s also going to introduce a whole new set of obstacles for you during recovery. Even though these obstacles will be temporary, it’s important to plan for them before surgery.  If your independence is something you value, then I’m sure …

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Flying After a Total Shoulder Replacement – What You Need to Know

Flying after a shoulder replacement

Life happens, and it doesn’t always have the most convenient timing. If you’re recovering from a total shoulder replacement, I’m sure you know a thing or two about inconveniences. But, canceling a flight after surgery doesn’t have to be one. Flying after a total shoulder replacement might seem scary at first, but it can go …

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Cardio After Shoulder Surgery: What Type of Cardio Exercise is Safe to Do?

Cardio After Shoulder Surgery What Type of Cardio Exercise is Safe to Do

Cardiovascular exercises are an important part of a healthy lifestyle. After shoulder surgery, cardio exercise can be safe and beneficial for your recovery if done properly. These types of cardio exercises include: riding a stationary bike, walking, running, swimming, stair climbers, and elliptical machines. However, it is always advised to wait until certain points in …

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Pain 1 Year After Total Shoulder Replacement: What You Need to Know

Pain 1 Year After Total Shoulder Replacement

Pain 1 year after total shoulder replacement can be tough, but it is important to know what pain is normal and what pain isn’t. Once you have surgery, the expectation is that the pain and limitation are fixed and should be working perfectly. It can be frustrating when your shoulder doesn’t progress after surgery the …

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How Long Will a Total Shoulder Replacement Last: A Comprehensive Guide

How Long Will a Total Shoulder Replacement Last

The total shoulder replacement is a surgical procedure that replaces the head of the arm bone, or Humerus, and the socket on the shoulder blade with artificial parts. The number of total shoulder replacements performed each year is increasing exponentially, as nearly 53,000 are done each year. As more people are undergoing a shoulder replacement, …

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Riding a Bike After Total Shoulder Replacement: Tips and Advice

Riding a bike after shoulder replacement

If you have had a total shoulder replacement, riding a bike is something you won’t be able to do right away. However, riding a bike has many benefits, including improved cardiovascular health, decreased risk of obesity, and mental health benefits. If you’ve always been an avid bike rider, you might have some questions about riding …

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11 Things No One Tells You About Having a Total Knee Replacement

11 Things No One Tells You About Having A Total Knee Replacement

A total knee replacement is the most common orthopedic procedure in the United States. Over half a million(and rising) total knee replacements are done annually. Despite the increasing numbers and familiarity with knee replacements, there are many things that no one tells you about recovering from the surgery. Some of them are quite helpful in …

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