What to Expect After Hip Replacement

According to a 2014 study by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, over 2.5 million Americans are living with an artificial hip. It would come as no surprise if that number has risen significantly since then as the incidence rate of hip revision operations...

The When, How, and What of Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip replacement surgery helps patients with bone and hip conditions to eradicate pain and increase mobility. The procedure replaces a damaged hip joint with an artificial joint made of metal alloy, plastic, or ceramic material, but when trying to answer the question;...

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, but most often it is harmless. The “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...

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 of hip fractures. This latest study conducted by researchers at the University of Würtzburg is one of the first to show that a specific diet can...

Hip Pain & Treatment – Part 4 of 4

Like other types of orthopedic 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

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

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

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 of patients over the age of 60). A study from the Centers for Disease Control and...

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 here

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 use to treat both gram- positive and gram-negative infections....

Showering After Knee Replacement Surgery

One very popular myth about showering after knee replacement surgery is the belief that you need to avoid taking a bath for the short-term after replacement surgery. For decades, patients who underwent knee replacement surgery were under the impression that they could...

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...
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