Do I Need Knee Replacement Surgery?

Knee replacement surgeries have helped millions of Americans walk easier, be more active, and return to their daily routines. When arthritis damages your knees to the point that your everyday activities are impacted and you’re unable to get relief, then it may be time to consider a knee replacement procedure. Here are some things you […]

Partial Knee Replacement vs. Complete Knee Replacement

If your knee arthritis is causing severe or frequent pain that limits your daily activity – or if you’re suffering from lack of normal mobility in your knee – you may benefit from knee replacement surgery. Yet there are different types of knee replacements. The two main kinds are partial knee replacement and complete knee […]

The Benefits of Mako® Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement

In our rapidly advancing world, robotics play an important – if often unseen – role in our everyday lives. For example, chances are your car or truck was at least partially constructed by a robot. Robotics have also arrived in the field of medicine, assisting with surgical procedures ranging from prostate removals to knee replacements. […]

How Mako Robotic Technology Can Improve Knee Surgeries

Innovation in surgical technology is constantly improving surgery outcomes. Dr. Johnson of the Holland Bone and Joint Center is one of the only West Michigan physicians certified on the new Mako Robotic Arm Assisted Technology for knee replacements. Your knee replacement begins with a CT scan of your knee joint used to generate a 3D […]

How To Prevent Hiker’s Knee

Hiker’s Knee, or Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, is a fairly common overuse symptom that is especially painful when walking downhill, hence the name. The issue can be caused by weak quadriceps or by not properly stretching or training. It can sometimes leads to serious knee problems if not taken care of properly There many are ways […]

The Muscle and Joint Benefits of Yoga

Yoga may not seem like much from a distance, but this age old practice relaxes and loosens muscles, which helps eliminate joint pain and body aches while also increasing balance and flexibility. Some of the most beneficial poses for relieving joint pain, more specifically arthritis, are the Child’s Pose, Cow Pose, Supine Twisting, Downward-Facing Dog, […]

When Is It Time For A Total Hip Replacement?

Many people wait longer than they should to begin talking to a professional about a hip replacement. When is the right time? The best answer: When it begins to affect your daily life. If hip pain affects your mobility and impacts your quality of life, it’s time to see a specialist. The sooner you obtain […]

How ImPACT® Impacts Your Life

ImPACT ® stands for Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing. This test is the most widely used and validated computerized concussion evaluation system in the medical industry, particularly in Sports Medicine. If you or a loved one receives a possible concussion, don’t wait to seek help. Concussions are a serious and sometimes life-threatening injury that […]

What is Frozen Shoulder?

Adhesive capsulitis, commonly known as frozen shoulder, is the painful inflammation of the capsule where the humorous, or upper arm bone, fits into the ball-and-socket type joint of your shoulder.  When the capsule, or connective tissue at the end of the humorous becomes inflamed, it causes adhesions that contribute to stiffness and pain in the […]

Sports Injury Spotlight: ACL Injuries

Unfortunately, knee injuries are common in athletes playing high demand sports: activities like football, soccer, or basketball. They most consistently occur when athletes land a jump incorrectly, rapidly change direction, or suddenly start and stop when running. One knee injury seen quite is a sprain or tear in the anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL. There […]

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