Featuring Dr. Ravi Bashyal: Raring to Go After Joint Replacements

We've made tremendous progress in rehabbing and recovering outpatient hip and knee replacement patients. In the not too distant past, total joint patients could expect an inpatient hospital stay of two to three nights, after which they might be discharged to an inpatient rehabilitation facility before returning home. Numerous innovations — from app- and tablet-based home rehab programs to improved surgical techniques and robotic-assistance platforms — have let us reduce that time span. Patients who undergo surgery in the morning are up and walking within an hour of leaving the operating room and heading home that same afternoon. Rapid recovery,...

Exercises to Improve your Hip or Knee Replacement Recovery

A total hip or knee replacement is a significant operation that requires thought and preparation. In previous decades a full recovery could take up to a year to achieve but an ultra minimally invasive procedure allows many patients to resume daily activities in a matter of days or weeks. A consistent physical therapy routine will help you return to work, daily activities and an active lifestyle following your surgery. Everyone's daily routine is unique. Whether you are eager to do simple things like resume driving, climb stairs, or higher impact activities like hiking or biking this guide will give you...

Outpatient Joint Replacement Surgery: The Patient Perspective

If you are considering a joint replacement you are not alone, more than 7 million people in the U.S. have undergone knee or hip replacement surgery. According to a study conducted by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, there are approximately "one and a half times as many people living with a hip or knee replacement in the U.S. as people living with heart failure." As we age the likelihood of needing a hip or knee replacement surgery greatly increases, making it one of the most commonly performed orthopedic operations in the United States.  Quick Navigation Addressing Patient ConcernsBefore the...

Ultra Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement Surgery: Improving Outcomes and Speeding Recovery

Bad hips and achy knees are common issues that can be related to aging, previous injuries, or obesity. As life expectancy increases so does the demand for total joint replacement surgeries. A total knee or hip replacement allows for a greater quality of life and ensures that poor hip or knee function doesn’t stand in the way of a long and active life for those in their elder years.  In the U.S. it is estimated that by 2030 that the total number of joint replacement surgeries will increase by approximately 400% from 2005. While non-surgical solutions, like anti-inflammatory medications and...