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“My New Knee Gave Me My Life Back”

This first person published account describes how crippling and consuming severe knee pain can be. It also describes how a 2013 knee replacement by Dr. Shah transformed her life.

A major theme of this article is that patients wait too long for knee replacement surgery. Many are fearful about outdated notions that a knee replacement is prolonged and extremely painful.

That is another world. Today Dr. Shah’s otherwise healthy knee replacement patients are often out of the hospital ninety minutes after their surgery. Thanks to minimal tissue trauma, many choose to take nothing more than over the counter medications during their recovery.

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The Arlington Park Jockey Who Got Back In The Saddle After A Hip Replacement

This published article tells the touching story of jockey Carlos Silva. Silva rode in excruciating hip pain for years to put two children through college. When his children graduated, his bone damage was severe. Several orthopedic surgeons told him his riding career was over. Two weeks after Dr. Shah operated on him Carlos was pain-free and near recovery. Today he’s back to riding every day training horses at Arlington Park. This story also makes the point that earlier intervention may have allowed Carlos to be treated with a hip arthroscopy and escaped a joint replacement entirely.

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Fireman Back To Saving Lives After Hip Resurfacing

Young or middle-aged active men with moderate arthritis can often benefit from a hip resurfacing. Unlike a hip replacement, this operation preserves the patient’s original “femoral head.” As a result recovery is typically even faster, and range of motion even better, than following a total hip replacement.  This published story describes a firefighter operated on by Dr. Shah who’s back to full active duty. Read the article:

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Dr. Shah Co-Authors Book For Orthopedic Surgeons In Training And Other Healthcare Providers

Dr. Shah says this is the book he wishes he’d had when he was an orthopedic resident himself.
Titled “Pocket Orthopedic Surgery” the book is intended to provide highly relevant clinical information that residents can always carry in the hospital. Dr.Shah got the idea from another medical guidebook, Pocket Medicine, popular among Internal Medicine residents.
The book has been published by Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading publisher in the health field.

Rapid Recovery Reality Posted On May 26 2017

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