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Your Hospital Stay After Hip Replacement Surgery

Your Hospital Stay After Hip Replacement Surgery You will be moved to your room when you are awake. By then your family or a friend will be able to join you. You can expect to feel some pain. To gain the best pain relief, answer honestly when you are asked how much you hurt. During […]


Planning for Spinal Fusion Surgery

Spinal Fusion Surgery Planning for Spinal Fusion Surgery Living with a problem back or neck can be frustrating. Pain may keep you from doing what you like or need to do. You may have tried other treatments, including surgery, which didn’t relieve your pain. Now, you and your doctor have decided that spinal fusion may […]


Shoulder Pain | Replacing Your Worn Shoulder

Shoulder Pain | Replacing Your Worn Shoulder Replacing Your Worn Shoulder A stiff, painful shoulder can keep you from doing even simple things, like dressing yourself or carrying groceries. But there’s good news. A worn-out shoulder can be replaced, just as a bad hip or knee can be. Shoulder replacement is safe and reliable. Surgery […]


How The Knee Works

How The Knee Works A healthy knee bends easily. The joint absorbs stress and glides smoothly. This allows you to walk, squat, and turn without pain. But when the knee is damaged, the joint may lose its ability to cushion stress. You may feel pain during movement. Sometimes a damaged knee joint will swell and […]


Types of Disc Surgery

Types of Disc Surgery Relieving the Pain Persistent pain in your low back or leg caused by spinal disc problems can be frustrating because it limits your ability to move and do the things you enjoy. Your disc problem may be corrected by a discectomy, the surgical removal of the portion of the disc that’s […]


Suffering from Knee Pain? | Surgery Can Help

Suffering from Knee Pain? | Surgery Can Help A Problem Knee You use your knee every time you take a step. Because of this, living with a worn or injured knee joint can be painful and frustrating. Even simple things, such as squatting to pick up the morning paper, may cause pain. But you don’t […]


Arthroscopic Procedure

Arthroscopic Procedure What is an arthroscope? The arthroscope is an instrument used to look directly into joints. This makes it useful for both diagnosis and treatment. The arthroscope contains magnifying lenses and coated glass fibers that beam an intense, cool light into the joint. A camera attached to the arthroscope allows your surgeon to see […]


Coming Back From Back Pain

Coming Back From Back Pain Recovering from back pain and surgery is an ongoing process. How fast you recover depends on the type of surgery you had, your commitment to working closely with your physical therapist, and moving and exercising correctly, as recommended by your surgeon. It may take six months or longer before your […]


Rotator Cuff Injury | Restoring Your Shoulder Strength

Rotator Cuff Injury | Restoring Your Shoulder Strength The rotator cuff is a powerful team of muscles and connecting tendons. These muscles and tendons attach your upper arm to your shoulder blade. Your rotator cuff helps you perform the following physical activities: reach, throw, push, pull and lift. Experiencing shoulder pain? Your shoulder might hurt […]