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

Smoking causes worse outcomes in joint replacement

Smoking causes joint damage Smoking is still the number one cause of preventable death. According to OrthoInfo, more than 440,000 people in the U.S. die from tobacco-related diseases each year. Some damage done from smoking cannot be repaired, but other negative effects on your body can be reversed – or at least reduced – simply by … Read more

How to Prepare Your Home for a Successful Recovery

If you’re planning to have surgery at Midwest Center for Joint Replacement, you’ll need to do some home preparation beforehand. Since more than half of our patients return home the same day of their surgery, odds are that you’ll be home within hours or a day after surgery. So we encourage you to make your home a … 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

Aging Athletes: Exercise With or Without Joint Replacement

Musculoskeletal conditions and injuries are very common in aging athletes, including muscle strains, tendinopathy (rotator cuff tears, Achilles tendon tears, etc), meniscal tears with osteoarthritis in the knees, or worse – fractures. As you age, it is very important that you listen to your body and treat your aches and pains with care. However, the … Read more

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