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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...

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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...

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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...

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Hip Replacement

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...

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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...

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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...

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8 Simple Workouts To Keep Your Joints Happy And Healthy

If you suffer from joint pain, a quick trip to the gym for a run on the treadmill, some weight training, squats or zumba may no longer work for you. And let’s face it, if exercise hurts, you are less likely to do it. Here are some simple, joint-friendly workouts that...

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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on Hip Replacement Surgery

So you are getting a hip replacement. Congratulations! You’ve joined over 300,000 people this year who will be walking more easily and with less pain. Here’s what to expect: Before Make arrangements for a ride to and from surgery as well as for help around your home...

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The History Of Hip Replacement Surgery

The History Of Hip Replacement Surgery Hip replacement has come a long way in the last 100+ years! Let’s take a look of how we progressed from there to here: The first documented attempt at a hip replacement was in 1891, when German surgeon Themistocles Gluck replaced...

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