Dr. Lackey addresses hip arthritis in recent OrthoInsights webinar

  In order to commemorate National Arthritis Awareness Month, Midwest Center for Joint Replacement and other OrthoAlliance (OA) partner practices collaborated with the Arthritis Foundation to present a free three-part webinar series about arthritis. The webinar series, OrthoInsights, covers information including arthritis types, its symptoms, treatment options, and resources for support of those with arthritis. … Read more

What is Post-Traumatic Arthritis?

What causes post-traumatic arthritis? Post-traumatic arthritis can develop months to years after any physical injury to your joints. Most commonly, physicians see arthritic development in patients who have suffered from vehicle accidents, past sports injuries, military injuries, and falls. These types of injuries can damage a joint’s cartilage, bone, or mechanical structure, causing one or all of … Read more

General Orthopedic Clinic Now Open

Physician Assistant Kurt Kramer is now seeing patients for general orthopedic issues and injuries. All appointments will include an x-ray, evaluation, and plan of care for therapy, future testing, or follow-ups with a surgeon. Kurt has been a Physician Assistant for 17 years, 13 of which have been with Dr. Berend and his orthopedic team. … Read more

Painful joint replacement? Joint revision may be the best next step.

Have you had a joint replacement and it’s been nothing but painful? Is your joint replacement years old and you’re worried it’s worn out? A good portion of our surgeons’ caseloads are dedicated to joint revision surgeries, in which they remove the ineffective implants and replace them with new, often customized implants. Just like hips … Read more

5 Tips to Relieve Joint Pain

Though the physicians at MCJR specialize primarily in joint replacement surgery, we always recommend you try these non-surgical remedies first to relieve your joint pain before considering a joint replacement. Many joint pain issues can be remedied or completely fixed by taking care of your joints with these tips: 1. Rest The first thing you should … Read more

Can Cold Weather Affect your Arthritis?

What kind of weather is the worst for arthritis? According to a 2014 study of people with arthritis, 67% of participants reported weather sensitivity, especially to cold and wet days. So what’s so special about the cold and rainy days that make your joints ache? Researchers believe that the main reason arthritis flairs up in cold … Read more

What is hip bursitis?

What is hip bursitis? “Bursitis” means the inflammation of the bursae. So what are bursae? Bursae are fluid sacs located all around the body that act as cushions to prevent friction between bones and soft tissue. The hip has two major bursae that can become inflamed or irritated. The most common area for bursitis to develop is … Read more

Treating Avascular Necrosis

What is avascular necrosis? Avascular necrosis, otherwise known as osteonecrosis, is a condition in which bone tissue dies from a lack of blood supply. When tissue dies, there is nothing to replace or back it up, so the bones begin to develop tiny breaks in the bone. Eventually, the bone collapses and can be very … Read more

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