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Patient Satisfaction After Knee Replacement
Sep 13, 2023
The diagnosis of knee surgery is a difficult decision for many patients. It is usually the last resort for most people. If knee replacement is recommended to you or a loved one, rest easy.
PRP Treatments for Knee Arthritis
Jul 06, 2023
Living with arthritis can be a challenge, limiting your mobility with chronic joint pain. When knee arthritis prevents you from enjoying the lifestyle you want, consider regenerative treatment options available today.
Best Treatments for Arthritis Pain
May 05, 2023
In May, we celebrate Arthritis Awareness Month. Living with arthritis can be painful, limiting your ability to perform daily tasks. The good news is that the symptoms can be alleviated with various treatments.
Is Your SI Joint Causing Hip Pain?
Apr 04, 2023
Understanding how to distinguish hip pain from Sacroiliac Joint pain, or SI joint pain, is crucial when trying to find relief.
Partial Knee Replacement vs. Total Knee Replacement: What Are My Options?
Mar 13, 2023
Knee pain is a daily reality for millions of Americans suffering from arthritis. For patients who have arthritis and have been through a round of nonsurgical treatment, knee replacement is an outstanding option.
Can PRP Injections Help Shoulder Pain?
Feb 20, 2023
Shoulder pain is disruptive and disabling for most of my patients. With recent advances in medicine, there are now new options for treating painful shoulder issues. Many of my patients ask about an alternative treatment for shoulder pain.
Sign You Might Have a Labral Tear in Your Hip
Jan 16, 2023
Hip pain affects roughly 40% of athletes and active adults and around 15% of all people over 60.1 The causes of hip pain are complex, but one of the most common is linked to a hip labral tear.
The Benefit of Exercise for Arthritis Pain
Dec 13, 2022
Are you concerned that exercising with arthritis could worsen joint pain? The answer may surprise you. Research shows that exercise is essential for optimizing the physical and mental aspects of managing arthritis pain.
Dealing with Joint Pain after 50
Nov 10, 2022
As we age, the occasional aches and pains in our joints are expected. Practicing self-care during those times with an ice pack or warm bath may be all that is needed to alleviate the pain.
How Weight Affects Your Joints
Oct 06, 2022
The holidays are just around the corner! First, there’s Halloween and all the candy that comes with it. Next is Thanksgiving—a holiday revolving around rich, buttery cooking and afternoon naps.
How Vitamin D and Proper Nutrition Affect Your Joint Replacement
Sep 09, 2022
Vitamin D comes in many forms and has many benefits. Did you know it’s especially beneficial after a joint replacement?
Preparing your Home before Knee Replacement
Aug 03, 2022
For most people, recovering from knee surgery in the comfort of home seems better than recovering in a hospital room. Modern surgical methods have made it possible for some patients to return home the day of or soon after knee replacement surgery.
What is Joint Preservation?
Jul 05, 2022
The human body has a miraculous ability to heal itself through fighting infections, healing wounds, and repairing internal damage. Joint preservation utilizes this incredible self-healing ability to preserve deteriorating joints.
Is Outpatient Hip Replacement Right for You?
Jul 05, 2022
Did you know that hip replacement has become one of the most common and most successful surgeries in medicine?
Is Outpatient Knee Surgery Right for Me?
Jun 06, 2022
Did you know that total knee replacements are one of the most successful procedures in all medicine? In the past, mostly elderly patients had joint replacement surgeries.
Patient Benefits after Knee Replacement Surgery
Jun 06, 2022
Over 800,000 people have knee replacement surgery each year. Knee replacement surgery has become a common procedure for improving patients' pain, mobility, and quality of life when experiencing chronic knee pain.
The Warning Signs of Avascular Necrosis of the Hip
May 05, 2022
Every year between 10,000 and 20,000 Americans develop avascular necrosis. Avascular necrosis is the death of bone tissue due to a lack of blood supply and is a painful bone condition that worsens over time and affects your mobility.
Common Knee Injuries to Avoid
Apr 12, 2022
Did you know that our knees support 80% of our body weight when we stand and absorb up to one and a half times our weight when walking? The knee is the largest joint in the body and is responsible for bearing weight and facilitating movement.
New Year, New Knee
Jan 06, 2022
Don’t let knee pain slow you down in 2022! In the new year, make changes to improve your lifestyle. That means taking action to relieve your knee pain. Consider a long-term solution, such as knee replacement surgery.
10 Questions to Ask Your Knee Surgeon
Jan 06, 2022
Improved quality of life, increased mobility, and pain relief are all common results of knee replacement surgery. If you are considering knee replacement, knowing the right questions to ask your doctor is key.
Activities to Avoid After Hip Replacement
Oct 20, 2021
Over my career, I have seen countless patients whose lives have forever been changed for the better with a hip replacement. This is one of the most successful surgeries ever devised.
Signs You Should See an Orthopedic Specialist for Your Knees
Oct 13, 2021
Orthopedic surgery is the field of medicine dealing with decreasing pain and improving function of the muscles and bones of our body. Occasional minor knee pain is very common and does not usually require the services of an orthopedist.
The Importance of Physical Therapy After Knee Replacement
Oct 06, 2021
Why Physical Therapy? Many patients ask me why they need physical therapy (PT) after their knee replacement. A proper response to this leads us to the effect that surgery has on the knee joint.
Benefits of Robotic Knee Replacement
Sep 28, 2021
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, total knee replacement is one of the most successful surgeries in all of medicine with more than 600,000 procedures each year.
Consider a Second Opinion for Your Shoulder Pain
Jun 03, 2021
I strive to help my patients understand their shoulder anatomy, conditions and treatment options. Many of my patients are looking for a second expert opinion on their shoulder diagnosis.
May 14, 2021
One of your knee’s most important ligaments is the ACL, the anterior cruciate ligament. Its job is to keep your lower leg bone from sliding too far forward. This ability to maintain the stability of the knee is lost when the ACL tears.
May 07, 2021
Meniscus tears are one of the most common types of knee injury. The injury is usually referred to as torn cartilage in the knee. Meniscus tears can cause you to experience pain, swelling, or a decrease in range of motion,...
Rotator Cuff Tears
Apr 30, 2021
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles located around the shoulder joint. The rotator cuff helps to initiate the movement of our shoulder and arm upward.
5 Foods for Your Joint Health
Apr 29, 2021
Your everyday routine can have a significant impact on the health and longevity of your joints. Although there is no diet cure for arthritis, certain foods have been shown to fight inflammation, strengthen bones and boost the immune system.
The Role of AI in Joint Replacement
Apr 05, 2021
From SIRI to self-driving cars, artificial intelligence (AI) is progressing rapidly. Robotics has also assumed an important role in medicine and healthcare.
What Are the Best Materials for Joint Replacement?
Mar 02, 2021
Are you considering a joint replacement surgery? What are the best materials for the surfaces that contact one another? These are called the bearing surfaces. Let’s look at the benefits of different materials to understand the proposed procedure.
The Role of Biologics in Orthopedics
Feb 03, 2021
Many improvements have been made in the past few decades in understanding the mechanics of the body, the healing of tissues, and the course of progression of diseases like arthritis.
Reverse Shoulder Replacement | Dr. Amir Jamali
Dec 25, 2020
Shoulder arthritis is a debilitating condition that can affect range of motion and cause pain and loss of function. In many cases, a standard shoulder replacement can be performed with excellent restoration of function and elimination of pain.
Treating Shoulder Impingement | Dr. Amir Jamali
Dec 18, 2020
You may not be familiar with the term shoulder impingement, but you may have heard its more common name, “swimmer’s shoulder.” It’s an apt description, as swimmers have a greater chance of developing this condition because of the stress on joints...
Solutions for Shoulder Arthritis
Nov 14, 2020
Shoulder arthritis is caused by a deterioration of cartilage that happens over time as a result of joint movement. Cartilage coats the inside of joints and in effect keeps the bones from rubbing together.
Hip Dysplasia in Adults
Nov 07, 2020
Hip dysplasia is a condition that is rooted in the early years of life, but often does not fully impact joint function until adulthood.
Oct 24, 2020
In our practice we deal with many rather obvious problems such as fractures and dislocations of the hip. Instability of the hip is a much more subtle condition.
Hip (Femoroacetabular) Impingement
May 31, 2020
Like many joints in the body, the hip joint is a “ball and socket” system. The femoral head is the round top of the thigh bone that fits into the acetabular socket. For this system to work, the parts need to work together flawlessly, and there must be suff
When Is Hip Replacement Necessary?
May 25, 2020
Although hip replacement is major surgery, it is also one of the most routine surgical procedures performed in the U.S. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, more than 300,000 Americans received artificial hips last year,...
Cold Facts About Frozen Shoulder
May 18, 2020
If you experience sudden limited arm movement, the cause may be a condition known as frozen shoulder. Normal shoulder motion becomes painful, as the tissues which surround the shoulder joint thicken and lose flexibility.
Treating SLAP Tears
Apr 09, 2020
Your shoulder is one of the most active joints in your body. It provides flexibility in more directions than any other joint.
COVID-19 and the Role of Home-made Masks
Apr 02, 2020
As we all prepare to go through the difficult challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are some bright spots around the world. Those are from countries that have been able to slow down the virus and even eliminate new cases.
The Connection Between Poor Sleep and Sore Joints
Dec 29, 2019
Quality sleep is one of the most important aspects of your health. It's not uncommon for people who sleep poorly to have joint pain - but why?
Here’s What to Know After Joint Replacement Surgery
Dec 28, 2019
Joint replacement surgery is a common medical procedure. The dedicated professionals of Joint Preservation Institute offer the following recommendations and suggestions to help you make the most of your time after joint replacement surgery,...
Joint-Friendly Stretches to Do If You Have Knee Pain
Oct 03, 2019
Knee pain resulting from arthritis is not an uncommon occurrence, especially among older people.
Causes of Joint Replacement Failure
Sep 13, 2019
In our previous blog post, we discussed the positive results and survival of modern hip and knee replacements. As mentioned, in spite of these good results, these implants do occasionally have to be revised.
How Long Do Joint Replacements Last?
Aug 04, 2019
While joint replacements are extremely effective in restoring function to joints damaged by injury or disease, they do not last forever. They are mechanical devices that are exposed to the high stresses of daily activity.
Is Knee Pain Hereditary?
Jul 05, 2019
You received your eye color from mom and your hair from your dad, but what about your knee pain? That may, in fact, also run in the family. There are a number of risk factors for knee pain and arthritis.
Exploring Customized Treatment for Knee Replacement
Jun 05, 2019
Your knee is divided into three different compartments: the medial compartment (the inside part of the knee), the lateral compartment (the outside part of the knee) and the patellofemoral compartment (the front of the knee,...
About Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy for Arthritis
May 06, 2019
Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) is a cutting-edge medical technique that can promote healing. PRP uses your body’s own blood to stimulate the health of joints and tendons.
Joint Preservation vs. Replacement: What’s Your Best Option?
Apr 06, 2019
Most people are familiar with joint replacement. It is replacing the surface of a joint with a metal, ceramic and/or plastic device to take the place of the worn out joint.
How Does Colder Weather Affect My Knee Pain?
Mar 07, 2019
Patients often tell me that cold weather brings out the worst of their knee pain. Cold weather can exacerbate joint pain in anyone suffering from chronic joint disorders.
On Customized Treatment
Aug 05, 2017
An Imaginary Conversation With Your Dentist. Dentist, "Mr. Johnson, you have 3 teeth that have severe decay and we need to extract them. I am most comfortable with dentures rather than implants. I am going to extract all your teeth and give you some...
Jul 19, 2017
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