When should I have my hip or knee replaced? When you’re surviving but not thriving.

Like almost everything in life, this decision is seldom black…

Hip Replacement Patients Share Videos and Photos of Their New, Active Lifestyles

It’s one thing to read testimonials about how well people are doing post joint-replacement surgery, whether it’s simply being able to move again with ease or getting back to an active lifestyle that previously was cut short.

Partial vs. Total Hip Replacement Surgery

/
Some patients in need of a hip replacement will ask me if they are candidates for a partial rather than a total hip replacement because it sounds “less invasive.” Unlike the knee (which has three distinct compartments and when one wears out there’s a good chance that only that compartment needs to be replaced), the hip is a single ball (femoral head) and joint socket (acetabulum) and a partial hip replacement often isn’t the optimum choice.

Caring for Patients Who Don’t Heal Optimally After Treatment for Hip Fractures

The strategies for treatment and prognosis often are very different. Fortunately, most people who break hips and are treated surgically do well. However, this isn’t the case for everyone and there are a variety of reasons for poor outcomes.

¿Cuándo constituye la artroscopía de la cadera un curso efectivo de tratamiento?

La artroscopía es una técnica quirúrgica que ha revolucionado…

When is Hip Arthroscopy an Effective Course of Treatment?

/
Arthroscopy is a surgical technique that has revolutionized procedures…

The Pros and Cons of Two Approaches to Hip Replacement: Mini-Posterior and Direct Anterior

/
In my last blog post, I discussed minimally invasive surgery…