The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery reports that patients who received a total knee replacement have a lower revision rate, while patients who received only unicompartmental knee surgery have a higher revision rate. Total knee replacement surgeries are now being performed by orthopedic surgeons with the help of robotic-assisted techniques. According to the JBJS, surgery performed with robotic assistance, “has been proposed as a method of improving the accuracy of component implantation in arthroplasty.”
The perfect golf swing takes a lot more than an intimate understanding of the game, years of experience and the right attitude: it also requires proper physical conditioning. As a matter of fact, without a properly conditioned body, your performance metrics can take quite a plunge. More importantly, you should not wait until a shooting back pain ruins your swing to pay attention to physical conditioning.
Recovering from a surgery is an important concern, whether it is a minor or a major surgery. Your orthopedic surgeon may have discussed with you how much pain you should expect, how you can manage it, and the period of time it will require for you to fully recover.
There are many possible causes of joint pain. Arthritis, Lyme’s Disease, muscle strains and even barometric pressure are possible causes of joint pain and stiffness. But did you know that dehydration can also be a source of joint pain? That’s right, your daily intake of water largely affects not only your overall health, but the health of your joints as well. To better understand just how water affects your joints, it’s important to know what joints are and how they work.