Bone & Joint Center Blog

What is the right age for hip replacement?

According to the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), the average age of patients who undergo hip replacement procedures is 67 years old.  Does that mean this is the right age for hip replacement? It depends.  At both ends of the age spectrum In the past, many felt that both younger adults and those of advanced age […]

Reduce Stress to Improve Your Health

In our busy times, it’s important to find a way to reduce stress. Chronic stress can have a negative impact on overall health in a number of ways—and it can affect a person’s joint health, too. The good news is there are steps you can take in the coming year to deal with the things […]

Winter Workouts to Keep You Moving

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you can’t continue exercising. The snow may present some challenges to your normal regimen, but there are several alternative workouts you can try to keep you moving in the winter. Cross-country skiing is a great workout, exercising all of your major muscle groups. This aerobic activity is still […]

Time (and Your Doctor) Will Tell

Hip and knee implants are far superior than those of even 10 years ago. New materials translate to longer artificial joint life which, in theory, opens the door to earlier replacements. What’s more, minimally-invasive, anterior approach hip replacements and the 3D precision of Mako® robot assisted knee replacements are yielding excellent patient outcomes. Patients experience […]

How Posture Affects Natural Hip Movement

“Stand up straight.”  Most of us have heard those three words at some point in our lives, and it turns out that whoever said them had our best interests at heart. Maintaining good posture has many health benefits, since poor posture can create a ripple effect of preventable ailments. Here, we’ll take a closer look […]

Is Sitting All Day Causing You Pain?

A work week can have negative effects on your posture, flexibility, and joint pain, especially if you’re not remembering to move during the day. Sitting for a long period of time without much movement can cause the breakdown of tissue and result in severe joint and back pain. Even if you exercise regularly after a long day […]

How bone and joint issues can affect your sleep

Did you know that bone and joint issues can affect your sleep? The impact of poor sleep on health Quality sleep is an essential component of good health for a variety of reasons. Healthy People 2020 lists a number of them, noting that adequate sleep is necessary to:  Fight infection Prevent diabetes Perform well in […]

Tips for Backpack Safety

Maybe you’ve never thought of backpack safety, but have you lifted your child’s backpack lately? Not the canvas shell that’s hanging on the hook at night—but the fully-loaded version that your child carries around all day. Although backpacks may seem to be a benign way to get homework and supplies back and forth to school, […]

Recognizing Signs of Arthritis

Many people who experience joint pain often pass it off as a normal sign of aging or as an issue that cannot be fixed. Learning how to recognize common signs of arthritis can help you determine when it’s time to discuss with your doctor. Though research can be help, the ultimate question: “Do I have […]

Is it time for you to have knee replacement surgery?

Chronic knee pain can have a big impact on quality of life. When it limits mobility, an individual may not be able to stay as active as they’d like or take part in the things they used to enjoy. This dynamic can also lead to other health issues, like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. A […]

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