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Life made easier: Joint replacement surgery can prolong career

Life made easier: Joint replacement surgery can prolong career

Posted: Friday, April 25, 2014 12:13 pm | Updated: 11:52 pm, Mon Apr 28, 2014. Jaci Kohn, jacik@mywebtimes.com, 815-673-6372 Minonk postman Charles Smith was in a lot of pain when he walked his mail routes. The bone and cartilage had worn down in his hips and there was bone-on-bone rubbing. Then in 1996, the Long Point resident had his [...]

April 29, 2014 myjointspace Joint News 0

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