Multiple Hip, Knee and Back Pain Issues: Which To Treat First?

At The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care, I routinely see patients who present with pain and/or disability from arthritic disease in both hips or knees and sometimes a combination of hips and knees. Many of these same patients also have pain from back issues. Questions frequently arise about which problem to tackle first. In this…

Frequent Reader Questions about Knee Replacement Surgery

In my last Q&A blog post, I shared some of the most common reader questions about hip replacement surgery. Again, I will use a Q&A format to share some of the most-frequently asked questions and concerns about partial and total knee replacement surgery (PKR, TKR). I will link back to respective blog posts where applicable….

Frequent Reader Questions about Hip Replacement Surgery

Since beginning my joint replacement blog several years ago, I have received many comments and questions from readers on a variety of subjects and personal experiences. For this post, I will use a Q & A format to share some of the most-frequently asked questions and concerns about hip replacement surgery (THR). I will link…

Poor Results after TKR Due to Infection: Diagnosis and Treatment

For the second of three blog posts about post-surgical complications and unsatisfactory results after total knee replacement (TKR), I will discuss the critical need to rule out infection and if present, how to treat it. If underlying infection is present, and the infection is not realized preoperatively or intraoperatively, then almost assuredly any further attempt…