What to Expect After Hip Replacement

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...
Hip Pain & Treatment – Part 4 of 4

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

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 of 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 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...