Medical Mondays: Hip Replacement
Pain in your hip from arthritis or other causes can be debilitating and interfere with your quality of life. When non-surgical options fail to provide adequate relief from your pain, an orthopaedic surgeon can replace the damaged joint with an artificial one that is custom-designed to fit your needs, relieve your pain, and get you moving again. At the nationally-ranked UPMC Orthopaedic Care Center, our expert physicians strive to get you back on your feet and back to doing what you love in the shortest time possible.
Easing joint pain is a multi-step process. Even after your surgery or other treatment, physical therapy is important to help your recovery and pain management go smoothly. Read more to find out what you can expect during your rehabilitation journey. Read More
When you return home after a hip replacement surgery, it’s important to follow all instructions from your doctor until they tell you to stop. There are many precautions you should take to ensure a smooth and fast recovery. Read more here to learn what to do and what not to do during your everyday activities. Read More
Recovery after a knee replacement surgery is continuous. Although you will not return to the same level of function as before your knee surgery, you can still get back to many of the activities you love by taking specific steps. This walkthrough of the days and weeks after surgery will help you understand what the recovery process entails. Read More
If you have shoulder pain that keeps you up at night or makes it difficult to comb your hair, you may be experiencing a rotator cuff injury. These are a common cause of shoulder pain, but there are many treatment options to consider. Depending upon your doctor’s recommendations, you may opt for traditional shoulder replacement or a newer procedure known as a reverse shoulder replacement. Read more to learn about the reverse shoulder replacement procedure and its benefits. Read More