Understanding the differences between the various procedures recommended to treat your joint pain and arthritis is very important. However, like most things in healthcare, the osteoarthritis world is confusing. In this article, we will breakdown the 3 main procedures your care team will likely recommend to treat your hip or
Whether or not you like the idea of it, outpatient joint replacement surgery, also known as “same-day” or “ambulatory” joint replacement surgery, is on the rise across the US. Year over year, more and more patients are having their hips or knees replaced outside of the traditional hospital setting with
After a hip or knee replacement, it’s easy to second guess the process and how your body is recovering. This is especially true once you’ve been discharged home. Whether you had same-day outpatient surgery or more traditional inpatient surgery, majority of your recovery will be done at home.
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It’s rare to find a patient who’s had joint replacement surgery and not tried injections beforehand. Although the reverse is true—some people have injections but not joint surgery—generally, patients who get injections in their hip or knees are on the road to a replacement. In this
For many, choosing a surgeon and the right hospital for an upcoming joint replacement surgery is stressful. However, feeling confident in your surgeon and hospital is a major part of feeling prepared your procedure. In California, top joint replacement surgeons are abundant. Pair this with the fact that Southern California
Finding the best hospital in the Los Angeles area for your hip replacement or knee replacement surgery isn’t easy. There are a lot of great hospitals in the LA area and a lot of well, not-so-great hospitals. Whether you're located in The Valley, Hollywood, Downtown, the Westside or in
Needing a hip or knee replacement may be scary but having one done can offer a much fuller life. However, if a joint replacement could be avoided all together, it's safe to say that most people wouldn’t be lining up for one. The real question is: Can one really
Throughout your knee replacement recovery, you’ll likely be monitoring, obsessing over, and measuring one thing: range of motion. Chances are your doctor and physical therapist will give you range of motion milestones to hit and chances are it won’t be easy to get there. Gaining back knee flexion
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