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How Do I Know If I Have Arthritis?

May 11, 2018
It's normal to feel aches and pains as you grow older, so when do you know it's time to see a doctor? Arthritis is the leading cause of joint pain in adults, affecting one in five Americans. If you have any...

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Why Would I Choose a Partial Knee Replacement?

April 11, 2018
All three of our surgeons are specialists in the partial knee replacement. Because this procedure is fairly new, we always get a lot of questions about its effectiveness. Here are some of the main questions we hear about partial knee...

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Recovery from Surgery When You Live Alone

March 28, 2018
It's been proven that people recover from surgery faster and have fewer complications when they get to recover in the comfort of their own homes from Day 1. Often, however, people ask us how they'll manage recovery from surgery at home...

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Revision Joint Replacement Surgery

February 13, 2018
Total joint replacements - especially hip replacements - are some of the most successful and effective surgeries out there. MCJR's joint replacement successes are no different, with a 98% high patient satisfaction rate. Modern joint components are made to last...

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Can Cold Weather Affect your Arthritis?

January 19, 2018
People with arthritis often complain of heightened joint pain during the cold winter months or rainy seasons. This is seen as a myth by some, but studies show that weather changes actually can affect your joint pain. So if this...

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What is Post-Traumatic Arthritis?

January 4, 2018
Most people may think arthritis develops primarily from a general wear-and-tear that age brings on your joints. Unfortunately, many people also develop arthritis months to years to decades after they've sustained an injury. This is known as post-traumatic arthritis. Post-traumatic...

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Caring for Arthritis During the Holidays

December 1, 2017
The holiday season is quickly upon us! Sweet treats, comfort foods, and holiday drinks are calling your name at every turn, and warm gatherings with family and friends cause for much celebration. However, the combination of cold weather and rich foods can...

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Treating Avascular Necrosis

November 17, 2017
The main reason people need a joint replacement is from osteoarthritis, but there are other joint conditions that may require surgical attention, including one called avascular necrosis. While this condition is much rarer than arthritis, it is a serious condition that...

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Steroid Injections for Joint Pain

November 3, 2017
Arthritis affects over 50 million people, which is 1 in 5 people over the age of 18. If you are part of that statistic, you know that the pain from arthritis can be debilitating. However, just because you have arthritis doesn’t mean you will...

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Dealing with a Torn Achilles Tendon

September 15, 2017
What is a torn Achilles tendon? An Achilles tendon rupture, better known as a torn Achilles tendon, is a very common injury, but requires attention from a doctor. It occurs when the tendon connecting the calf muscle to the heel...

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