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Surgery Blog Posts
The Benefits of Losing Weight Before Knee Replacement
Kevin Bozic, MD
| Aug 27, 2019
Surgeons often advise patients to lose weight before knee replacement surgery. For people who are very overweight, losing just 20 pounds may help improve their recovery.
How to Ask for Help After Surgery
| Dec 19, 2016
Asking friends and family for help after a joint replacement surgery is a great way to get a handle on small chores and prevent injury.
Why Are Women Less Likely to Have a Joint Replacement?
| Nov 10, 2016
Studies show that women are more likely to wait to have joint replacement surgery, even after symptoms and damage occur. Find out why gender differences affect who has joint replacement surgery.
Why Have a Double Knee Replacement?
| Oct 19, 2016
If you have debilitating arthritis in both knees, you may be a candidate for having both knee replaced at once, known as a double or bilateral knee replacement.
5 Questions to Ask About Managing Joint Surgery Pain
| Sep 22, 2016
When you're planning on a joint replacement surgery, it's important to know your options for pain management. Ask you surgeon these questions to find out his or her plan for managing your pain.
When Is Joint Revision Surgery Needed?
| Jun 15, 2016
Most joint replacements last years without any problems. But as joint replacement patients get younger, an increasing number of people may need a second joint replacement, known as a joint revision surgery.
What to Expect After Hip Replacement Surgery
| Jun 09, 2016
Your hip replacement surgery is over. Now what? Here's some information you need to know on your road to recovery.
5 Quad Exercises to Do After Knee Replacement
| Apr 14, 2016
These 5 quad exercises—plus 1 bonus execise—can help you get back on your feet after a knee replacement surgery.
17 To-Do Items Before Hip Replacement Surgery
| Apr 06, 2016
If you're preparing for total hip replacement surgery to treat your arthritis, check out this list of considerations before surgery.
Navigating Your Health Plan to Choose the Right Surgeon
| Dec 09, 2015
One hip replacement patient shares his experience in navigating his HMO plan to get care from the surgeon he wanted.
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