Would you trust a robot to perform your knee or hip replacement?

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Robots have radically changed the way that delicate operations, like knee or hip replacements, can be performed.In fact, research shows that robotic-assisted surgery offers more accuracy beyond tradit...
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What is a meniscus tear?

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Amongst injuries to the knee joint, a meniscus tear is one of the most common.Any activity that requires forced twisting or rotation to the knee can lead to a torn meniscus. It is also often associate...
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Playing Sports After Knee Surgery

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Many patients facing knee replacement surgery are curious about getting back into sport and the activities they can do during and after their recovery period. If you are thinking the same thing, the g...
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Should I Wear a Knee Brace After ACL Surgery?

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After anterior cruciate ligament or ACL surgery, your reconstructed ligament will take some time to heal. During this healing process some doctors may encourage the use of a knee brace to help protect...
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What is Unicompartmental Knee Replacement?

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If your knee has been damaged by arthritis and the pain, instability or stiffness are having serious effects on your daily activities, surgery is often the next consideration you need to make. There a...
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ACL Surgery Recovery Exercises

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Your ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) surgery may have slowed you down, but one of the best ways to get back on that field, court or track is to get moving again. Of course, this movement would involv...
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10 frequently asked questions about knee replacement surgery

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Do you need a knee replacement? Chances are you have a few questions about what you can expect from knee replacement surgery and from your recovery.Here are some of the common questions that people as...
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Why are women more prone to ACL injuries?

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Worldwide studies have shown that female athletes have a significantly higher rate of ACL injuries than their male counterparts. In fact, some studies have shown that women are two to four times more...
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Here’s what you need to know about revision hip replacement surgery

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Total hip replacement is a common surgical treatment solution for people experiencing hip pain and immobility. Many elderly patients who receive a hip replacement retain that prosthesis for life. Some...
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How to prepare for your first consultation ahead of surgery

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Meeting with your surgeon for the first time to discuss your condition and treatment options can be scary, particularly if you’ve never had surgery before.Preparing ahead of your first consultation...
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How to help someone who is experiencing depression after surgery

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Many people experience feelings of depression after surgery, no matter how small or large the operation is. Surprisingly, feelings of hopelessness and sadness are not uncommon in patients who have had...
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10 common questions answered about Hip Replacements

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If you are having a hip replacement, you probably have a few questions about what you can expect from the surgery and rehabilitation. Here are answers to some of the common questions that patients ask...
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How to take care of your emotions before and after knee or hip replacement surgery

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Knee or hip replacement surgery will help reduce pain and give you a new lease on life. While the surgery will help you feel better, you may find yourself feeling nervous, fatigued or experiencing oth...
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Can I have a hip and knee replacement at the same time?

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The short answer is no. If you have experienced injury or have arthritis in both your knee and hip, your doctor might recommend that you have both joints replaced but they are not usually done at the...
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What are the options available now for hip replacements?

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Hip pain can be very difficult to deal with every day. If you are experiencing pain in your hip joint, you’re probably wondering what options are available to help you become pain-free.With improvem...
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Is Hip replacement right for you?

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If you are experiencing pain and discomfort in one or both of your hips, you might be considering hip replacement surgery. You are not alone; there are a growing number of people undergoing hip replac...
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Am I too young for a hip replacement?

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People today are living longer than ever. The bad news is that our joints, particularly our hips, haven’t been able to keep up with the wear and tear of ageing as well as the strain from obesity and...
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What activities can I do after hip replacement surgery?

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Pain in your hip can limit your movement and the activities you can participate in comfortably.Hip replacement surgery can get you back to living the lifestyle you desire, pain-free. In fact, most peo...
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Double hip replacement surgery vs single hip replacement surgery – what’s right for me?

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If the pain in both your hips is hindering you from doing the things you love, you might be recommended to undergo surgery to have both hip bones replaced.There are two options to consider when it com...
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5 things you probably don’t know about getting a knee replacement

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Do you have knee pain? You are not alone. Knee pain, joint damage and arthritis in the knee are becoming more and more common.If your pain becomes severe and is holding you back from doing the things...
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What does life look like after a hip replacement?

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With robotic-assisted surgery increasing the accuracy of hip replacements, you can expect your life to be a lot like it was before surgery, without the pain.Your hip should return to its full range of...
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Am I too young for a hip or knee replacement?

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nee and hip replacement surgery is transforming orthopaedics and has helped patients, young and old, to live pain-free.While the need for hip or knee replacement surgery is often associated with age,...
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5 things you probably don’t know about getting a hip replacement

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If you have severe pain or joint damage in your hip that is holding you back from doing the things you love, hip replacement surgery might be your best option.Here are five things you probably didn’...
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Can anyone have Stryker Mako robotic-assisted surgery?

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Knee and hip surgery has come a long way.  Today, orthopaedic surgeons are able to use a Mako robotic arm or conventional open surgery to position an artificial joint replacement in a hip or knee.Bot...
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What are the benefits of using robots during hip and knee replacement surgery?

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Technology has allowed surgeons to take an evolutionary leap forward in the way they perform hip and knee replacement surgery.Robotic-assisted surgery helps people experiencing knee or hip arthritis t...
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How to calm your nerves before robotic assisted knee or hip surgery

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It’s completely normal to feel nervous about your upcoming robotic assisted knee or hip replacement surgery.Although your surgeon performs Mako surgery or robotic-assisted surgery regularly and has...
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How quickly will my knee recover after knee replacement surgery?

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Knee replacement surgery for your knee pain can get you back to living the lifestyle you enjoy, pain-free. However, returning to your everyday activities will take time.Being an active participant in...
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Why does knee dislocation occur and how do you fix it?

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The knee is the largest joint in the human body and one that we give very little thought to until something goes wrong. It is also one of the more complex joints in the body.One of the common injuries...
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How does robotic-assisted surgery work for knee and hip replacements?

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Knee and hip replacement technology has come a long way.One of the more recent innovative and highly successful technologies for hip and knee replacement is using robotic assistance for surgery.Roboti...
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5 ways to prepare for recovery from knee replacement surgery

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During your recovery at home after a partial, double or single knee replacement, you will need to be careful with your treated knee/s by avoiding any movements that place stress on it or them.These fi...
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Double knee surgery versus single knee surgery – which is best for me?

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If knee pain or problems in both your knees is interfering with your wellbeing and participation in the activities you love, you might be recommended to undergo surgery for the replacement of both kne...
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