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Why Partial Hip Replacements Fail and Determining when It’s Time to Covert to a Total Hip Replacement

In a previous blog, I discussed in detail the difference between partial and total hip replacements. Basically, a partial hip replacement (hemiarthroplasty) is performed to treat femoral neck fractures which are a type of hip fracture.

Treat the Patient, Not the X-rays or Scans

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In this article I will discuss the patient who has significant disability from a hip or knee, but whose workup either is not definitive or doesn’t appear “severe enough” to warrant joint replacement.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP): A Biologic Solution – “Heal Thy Self”

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When the arthritic process becomes so advanced in hip or knee joints that less-invasive and more conservative treatment options no longer are effective, surgery becomes necessary.

Joint Preservation Strategies to Delay the Need for Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery

In the first of several blog posts about hip and knee joint preservation, I will discuss the mechanics of these amazing joints that help keep us moving and the conservative treatments that can delay and possibly prevent the eventual need for partial or total joint replacement.

When is Hip Arthroscopy an Effective Course of Treatment?

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Arthroscopy is a surgical technique that has revolutionized procedures…

How to Minimize Risks Prior to Joint Replacement Surgery

Determining potential risk factors for each patient prior to…

How To Recognize and Manage Referred Pain

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The human body's "shared wiring" can intermingle and cause unusual…