A study presented in March by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found that people are seeking joint replacements earlier in life
Ritesh Shah, MD, chief of orthopedic surgery at Chicago-based Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, said adopting new technology and having a multimodal pain pathway were among seven factors needed for the best outcomes in outpatient total joint replacements.
Orthopedic surgeon, Ritesh Shah, M.D. has been honored with the IJS Innovation Trailblazer Award of Excellence acknowledging early adoption of intellijoint HIP into his practice
When faced with an upcoming surgery, you might be presented with an unexpected option: Do you want to have your surgery in the hospital or in an ambulatory surgery center (ASC), a fully licensed facility that performs surgeries on an outpatient basis?
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.
America’s struggle with the growing opioid epidemic has swept national headlines, with some reports estimating that 91 people die every day in the United States from the overuse of opioids.
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.
A painful hip can be excruciating. It can stop you from doing activities you enjoy. Walking, running, sitting, driving, playing sports, working, and even sleeping can become agonizing.
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.