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Category: Joint Replacement

Jan 27, 2020

Hip and Knee replacement updates: Part 3 of 3

THE MAKO ROBOTIC ASSISTED DEVICE This column is a monthly feature of “Health & Exercise Forum” in association with the students and faculty of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.  GUEST AUTHOR: JOHN MERCURI, MD, MA; Orthopedic Surgery -  Adult Reconstruction; Geisinger Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine      According […]

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Jan 20, 2020

Hip and Knee replacement updates: Part 2 of 3

DO YOU NEED A NEW HIP OR KNEE? This column is a monthly feature of “Health & Exercise Forum” in association with the students and faculty of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.  There is good news for those in need of a hip or knee replacement today! Recent advances have ushered in a new era […]

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Jan 13, 2020

Hip and Knee replacement updates: Part 1 of 3

 HIP & KNEE REPLACEMENT UPDATES: IMPORTANT NEW OPTIONS AVAILABLE This column is a monthly feature of “Health & Exercise Forum” in association with the students and faculty of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.  There is good news for those in need of a hip or knee replacement today! Recent advances have ushered in a new era of joint replacement […]

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Jan 26, 2015

Knee Replacement Updates - Part 3 of 3

Knee Replacement Updates - Part 3 of 3 Getting a new knee doesn’t quite mean what it used to. In younger, active patients — from about age 50 to 65 — having knee problems often means only one of the knee’s three compartments is degenerated. In the past, these patients relied on multiple conservative measures […]

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Jan 19, 2015

Knee Replacement Updates - Part 2 of 3

Knee Replacement Updates - Part 2 of 3 There is good news for those in need of a knee replacement today! Recent advances have led to equally viable options for two very different patient populations; the younger active patient and the older and less medically stable patient. Recent studies conclude that knee replacement has had […]

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Jan 12, 2015

Knee Replacement Updates - Part 1 of 3

Knee Replacement Updates: Part 1 of 3 There’s good news for those in need of a knee replacement. New advances have led to equally viable options for two very different patient populations: the younger, active person and the older, less medically stable individual. Knee or hip joint replacement has had a very positive impact on […]

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Sep 9, 2013

Get the Most Out of Your New Knee: Part 2 of 2

Get the Most Out of Your New Knee: Part 2 of 2 Ted Schoch, PIAA football official from NEPA, has spent the past 9 months preparing for the high school football season with the same vigor and passion as a young athlete. You may have seen him biking through Dalton or running drills on the sports […]

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Sep 2, 2013

Get the Most Out of Your New Knee - Part 1 of 2

Part 1 of 2 Ted Schoch, PIAA football official  from NEPA, has spent the past 9 months preparing for the high school  football season with the same vigor and passion as a young athlete.  You may have seen him biking through Dalton or running drills on the  sports facilities at Abington Heights High School. He […]

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Jul 22, 2013

Hip and Knee Replacement Updates

A few months ago, I wrote a column entitled, “How do you know when you are ready for a new knee?” I received several emails with requests for more information regarding hip and knee replacements such as, outcomes, complications, etc. Some readers wanted to know about heart disease and joint replacements. One reader wanted to know […]

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Jun 3, 2013

Golf With Hip or Knee Replacements

Osteoarthritis  slowly develops in the weight-bearing joints, most commonly in the hip  and knee, creating pain, stiffness, swelling and loss of function. There  are many nonsurgical options such as: rest, weight loss, medication,  physical therapy, steroid injections, and viscosupplementation (SynviscR)  injections. However, when conservative measures fail, surgical intervention,  such as a joint replacement, becomes the […]

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