Should Knee Replacement Be Done in Young People?

We live in a world where young people often participate in intense sporting and high risk activities. Plus, we have ample motor vehicle accidents that involve young people. These activities often result in knee fractures. Many orthopedic surgeons have often resorted...

Crepitus of the Knee: When is it Serious?

Many people complain of crepitus in the knee joint. This cracking or crunching sound often occurs when standing up or performing some type of exercise. There is a theory that the popping sound occurs because air bubbles are caught in between the tissues and then...

Does Mediterranean diet reduces risk of hip fracture?

A large study from Europe reveals that post-menopausal women who adhere to a Mediterranean diet are at a much lowered risk from hip fractures. This latest study conducted by researchers at the University of Würtzburg is one of the first to show that a specific diet...

Traditional hip surgery still the gold standard

Over the past decade many orthopedic surgeons have been offering minimally invasive surgery for people with hip disorders. Done with a small rigid camera, hip arthroscopy allows the surgeon to see inside the joint and do some cleaning and repair. The use of hip...

Should I undergo hip resurfacing?

The surgical gold standard for hip osteoarthritis is total hip replacement. This procedure has been performed in millions of people and drastically improved their function and quality of life. Besides arthritis, total hip replacement is also used to treat congenital...
Hip Pain & Treatment – Part 4 of 4

Hip Pain & Treatment – Part 4 of 4

Like other types of orthopaedic surgery, hip surgery has advanced by leaps and bounds in the last decade as improvements in both techniques and technology have resulted in surgeries that are less invasive and which result in less discomfort as well as a shorter...
Hip Pain & Treatment – Part 3 of 4

Hip Pain & Treatment – Part 3 of 4

Millions of people in the U.S. suffer from chronic, ongoing hip pain which is often significant enough to interfere with the regular activities of daily living, not to mention limiting the opportunity for many recreational opportunities like hiking, biking and even...
Hip Pain & Treatment – Part 2 of 4

Hip Pain & Treatment – Part 2 of 4

Now that you know a little bit more about hip anatomy (from part one), it’ll be a little easier to understand why hip pain and other symptoms occur and what changes they can cause in the joint and the structures that support it. Careful evaluation of the joint...
Hip Pain & Treatment – Part 1 of 4

Hip Pain & Treatment – Part 1 of 4

Do you have hip pain? You’re not alone. According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, more than 7 percent of adults in the U.S. have chronic hip pain (double that number for patients over the age of 60). A study from the Centers for Disease Control and...
KIMT – Iowa & Minnesota

KIMT – Iowa & Minnesota

Local TV station KIMT in Minnesota ran this story with Dr. Karkare at the end of June, and the reporter covering the story was Martie Salt You can see the video...

Orthopedic Surgeons Better Lay Off Levaquin.

In light of the mega million-dollar lawsuit filed against the makers of the quinolone, Levaquin, the FDA has recommended that healthcare providers should not empirically prescribe these agents. Quinolones are widely used to treat both gram- positive and gram-negative...

Patients can bathe early after knee replacement surgery

One very popular myth about knee surgery and bathing has just been busted. For decades, patients who underwent knee replacement surgery were told not to have a bath for at least 14 days or after the skin staples or sutures were removed. That’s two weeks! For...

How Hip Replacement Surgery Is Done

The first total hip replacement surgery was performed in the United States in 1969. Since that time, the growing number of active older Americans and improvements in technology have made the procedure more common. Hip replacements offer a reduction in pain, improved...