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Getting your Home ready after joint replacement

Getting your Home ready after joint replacement

Joint replacement surgery is the effective way to relieve extreme pain, increase mobility and improve the quality of life. However, recovery may take some time. It is highly individual process which depends on a number of factors, including the type of a surgery, the extent of the joint damage, patient’s physical condition before the surgery and [...]

November 7, 2013 myjointspace Joint News, Rehab & PT 0

Total Hip Replacement-The direct Anterior Approach

Total Hip Replacement-The direct Anterior Approach

Over the past few years, there has been a lot of buzz about this new way of having hips replaced and the relatively quick recovery times patients are experiencing.  In my practice, I am frequently asked about this procedure and what the recovery is like compared to the “old” way.  So, I thought I would [...]

August 21, 2013 Brian Lavigne Hip, Rehab & PT 0

Engineers Develop Way to Increase Lifespan of Joint Replacements

Engineers Develop Way to Increase Lifespan of Joint Replacements

Thanks to researchers at the University of Southampton, they may have created a novel method to increase the sometimes shaking lifespan of joint replacements. According to researchers, they worked to complete a project that will enable surgeons to fit joint replacements with longer life by using computational modeling to define the mechanics of an artificial [...]

July 15, 2013 myjointspace Joint News 1

Joint replacement reunion planned in Kennewick

Joint replacement reunion planned in Kennewick

The years Richard White spent working in shipyards were hard on his knees. His left knee in particular gave him trouble, requiring surgery about two decades ago after it locked up. “The knee has been sensitive,” he told the Herald this week. Eventually, “it got to the point where it was achy all the time.” [...]

July 1, 2013 myjointspace Joint News 0

Exercise vital before joint replacement

Exercise vital before joint replacement

Q: I’m 54 and headed for a total hip replacement. Any advice for me? — Sandy R. Jane Fonda tweeted before her total knee replacement: “So long, left knee. You’re toast!” Since then she’s been unstoppable. Eddie Van Halen got a new hip at 44 — more than 13 years ago; he said it was [...]

June 5, 2013 myjointspace Joint News 0

Pricing a hip? Location matters, as hospital costs vary widely

Pricing a hip? Location matters, as hospital costs vary widely

When Medicare beneficiaries undergo joint replacement procedures, the pricetag can vary dramatically depending on where the patients go. At one medical center in Minneapolis, the average Medicare payment for a joint replacement during 2011 was $45,212 — one of the higher rates in the country, according to numbers released Wednesday, May 8, by the federal government. [...]

May 22, 2013 myjointspace Joint News 0