Will I Need A Second Hip Replacement?
If you’ve already had a hip replacement or if you’re considering having one, you might be wondering if one day you’ll have to do it all over again. Luckily, for many people, a single hip replacement surgery is all they’ll ever need. Take the quiz below to find out if...read more
Why you deserve a new hip for the holidays!
The holidays are coming, and you know what that means: cookie baking, grandkids, parties, shopping and more. Even if you have discovered the benefits of online shopping, there’s a good chance your life will be busier than usual. For someone with osteoarthritis of the...read more
Who needs a hip replacement?
A hip replacement is generally considered when hip pain has reached a point where it is severely affecting a person’s mobility and ability to perform daily tasks. Your doctor will likely prescribe other, more conservative measures first. People who have hip...read more
Spinal deformity can affect the success of hip replacement surgery
Having a spinal deformity doesn’t necessarily need to stop you from getting a hip replacement, but it might increase your chances of hip dislocation afterwards, a new study shows. Typically spinal surgeons place the new hip joint (acetabular cup) adjacent to the...read more
Hip replacement in your 80s and 90s
You’ve probably heard a story or two about the adult child who is concerned that their 80- or 90-something-year-old parent’s doctor is recommending a hip replacement. They feel their parent is too old to undergo major surgery. That it’s too dangerous. That it’s not...read more
Anatomy of a Total Hip Replacement
Hip replacement is one of the most common orthopedic surgeries, with over 4000,000 procedures performed per year in the U.S. alone. Let’s take a look at the actual anatomy of a hip replacement, and how the implants themselves work. The Hip Joint Your natural hip joint...read more
Reasons not to wait to get your hip replacement
Surgery is often considered a last resort treatment, right? If you can manage a condition with medication, or struggle through the pain, or make some significant lifestyle changes, you might cope with a health problem without having to go under the knife. That’s true...read more
Should you consider a hip replacement? More people are than ever before, for a number of reasons. First of all, hip arthroplasty (hip replacement) techniques and technologies have improved significantly over the past 15 years. The prosthetics used are stronger and...read more
Why We Love Joint Care (And You Should, Too!)
Have you been neglecting your joints? Most of us are guilty. However, when age, injury or arthritis threaten the normal use of our bodies, it becomes painfully obvious that we need to take care of our joints. How? Let us spell it out . . . Watch your weight. The more...read more
The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Rheumatoid Arthritis
So you’ve been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. That can be a frightening thing, and you certainly have many questions. Let our Ultimate Cheat Sheet on Rheumatoid Arthritis help answer them. What is rheumatoid arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune...read more