Chicago doc performs surgery with little or no narcotics.

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An estimated 1 million Americans will undergo knee or hip replacement surgeries this year, and most will be given narcotics to deal with the pain. It’s just that sort of surgery-opiate cycle that is helping to fuel the opioid epidemic in this country. But one Chicago doctor has found a way to perform surgery with little or no narcotics.

What Is Hip Resurfacing Surgery? What Are It’s Advantages?

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Hip resurfacing surgery aims to provide a more active and improved quality of life. This is done by restoring functionality to the hip by replacing damaged bone and cartilage in the socket while preserving as much natural bone as possible.

Learn How Myra’s New Knee Helped Her Get Her Life Back

pain and discomfort from knee injury during morning run.

I have lived with arthritis in various parts of my body for many years and in 2012 I began to experience a mild discomfort in my right knee which rapidly progressed to immense pain so harsh that it would cause me to wake up in the middle of the night. Soon, I could no longer perform everyday tasks such as walking more than a few steps at a time, driving and bending down to plant and work in my garden.