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What's My Implant Made Of? Sep 1st, 2022

What's My Implant Made Of? You have made a big decision. You decided to have your hip or knee replaced. And you think- what in the world is this thing made of?That is a great question and one I will answer today. The materials used in hip and knee replacements...

TSA and Total Joint Replacement Jun 12th, 2022

Traveling after joint replacement Many patients are eager to get back to their active lifestyles after completing a hip or knee replacement, and that's our goal, too. We encourage patients to stay active and enjoy their lives, and their new total joint replacement. With summer approaching though, there are a...

Antibiotics After Surgery Apr 6th, 2022

After having your hip or knee replacement we will meet in clinic to discuss lifelong considerations with your surgery. One topic we will discuss is the need for antibiotics prior to small procedures. I ask my patients to take an antibiotic prior to any routine dental exam or colonoscopy.  We...

What is my implant made out of? Mar 22nd, 2022

Patients often ask what their implants are made of. The answer depends on many things including if the patient had a total hip replacement or a total knee replacement. Total hip replacements usually are made of a titanium alloy. The total hip replacement consists of a stem that goes into...

Precautions After Surgery Mar 5th, 2022

Patients often want to get back to their active lifestyles after surgery. I am often asked what patients can and cannot do after everything has healed and patients are fully recovered. My answer is basically anything you want to.   The only activity I ask patients to refrain from is...

Bathing After Surgery Mar 1st, 2022

Patients often want to know if they can shower or take a bath after surgery. The short answer: YES! We apply a waterproof silvery mepilex dressing to your surgical incision. This dressing stays in place for a week. This is waterproof, so you can take a shower! We let patients...

Fellowship Training Feb 15th, 2022

Many people do not know where to start when considering a total hip and total knee replacement. There are so many things to think about and consider. What doctor to choose? Do I need an anterior hip replacement? Should I consider undergoing mako robotic knee replacement?   When thinking about...

How long is surgery? Feb 5th, 2022

A question I often am asked, is how long is surgery?  The short answer is about 90 minutes.  Patients will check in at our surgical desk when they arrive the morning of surgery. From there they will be brought back to the pre-operative holding area. In "pre-op" our nurses will...

What is arthritis? Jan 25th, 2022

Your knee joint is made up of 3 bones. The femur (thigh bone), tibia (shin bone) and patella (knee cap). The ends of these bones are covered with cartilage. This specific type of cartilage is called "articular" cartilage.  Cartilage helps the bones to slide past each other. This is the...

Hospital Stay After Total Joint Replacement Dec 16th, 2021

So you are considering a total hip or knee replacement. You have talked to your friends and done your fair share of googling. You've heard about 5-day hospital stays after a knee replacement. The question you have? How long will I have to stay in the hospital? Believe it or...