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Myths about Joint Replacement Surgery Debunked

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Are you considering joint replacement surgery? Several myths surround joint replacement surgery. Knowing that much of what you’ve heard isn’t true should put you more at ease going into your joint replacement surgery.

Signs You May Need Joint Replacement Surgery

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Joint pain might seem like nothing more than a side effect of getting older, but the reality is that pain isn’t supposed to be something that rules your life. Pain is meant to be a sign that something is wrong with your body and needs to be fixed, and in some cases, pain is a […]

Dos and Don’ts after Joint Replacement Surgery

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One of the downsides to aging is that our joints wear out or get damaged. A lifetime of playing sports, exercising, and other physical pursuits, just like any appliance you have, takes its toll. In extreme cases of joint damage or wear, it may be necessary to replace the joint. If your doctor is recommending […]

Arthritis and Weather: Correlation or Perception?

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According to the US Centers for Disease Control, approximately 50 million Americans suffer from some form of arthritis. There are many different forms of arthritis, but in the most severe cases, joint replacement is a necessary option. If you are considering options in treating arthritis and joint replacement cost in Jacksonville, FL, has you wondering […]

Anterior vs Posterior Hip Replacement Surgeries: Know the Difference

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If you need hip joint replacement surgery in Jacksonville, FL, chances are you are debating whether to have an anterior or posterior procedure done. What you choose should be in consult with your doctor and you should consider what they recommend. Here, though, are the key differences. Posterior Surgery This is done by making an […]

Debunking the Myths about Joint Replacement Surgery

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Are you thinking about undergoing joint replacement surgery? Read this article to separate fact from fiction before opting for surgery, and consult with your spine care doctor in Jacksonville, FL, if you have any questions. You Shouldn’t Visit the Dentist before Joint Replacement Surgery True. Dental work, including routine cleanings, can increase the risk of infection. Having […]

Smokers Face Higher Risk for Revision after Knee Replacement

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Following a total knee replacement procedure, one of the most significant risks patients face is the need for a revision procedure. Recent studies indicate that one of the most significant risk factors for revision is smoking. For this reason, patients undergoing knee replacement surgery should quit smoking immediately. About the Study The study in question […]

​How Orthopedic Health Conditions Are Affecting Baby Boomers​

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Of all the health conditions that grow more common with age, few are more widespread than orthopedic issues. Impacting your body’s musculoskeletal system, these conditions are often not life-threatening, but bring significant pain and mobility issues. A large and growing number of baby boomers must deal with orthopedic issues, particularly: Arthritis Marked by pain and […]

The Difference Between Hip Replacement and Hip Resurfacing

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Are you considering a hip replacement? Then you will need to locate a Jacksonville orthopedic surgeon for a consultation. But first, you need to understand the difference between a hip replacement and hip resurfacing before you can determine which procedure is best for you. What is a Hip Replacement? A hip replacement is a medical […]

When is a Good Time to Schedule Hip Replacement Surgery?

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The weather and time of year, the amount of help you have available and even your schedule and ability to get to appointments will all impact the timing of your surgery. The “right time” is unique for every patient and depends on your own personal circumstances. Here are a few things to consider as you […]