Weighing the pros and cons of double knee replacement surgery

elderly woman holding her knee

When you’re suffering from chronic pain in both knees, getting around to do everyday activities like going to the store or walking your dog can feel unbearable.

For many knee pain sufferers, knee replacement provides the relief they need to get back to their everyday life without constant pain. When you’ve decided on knee replacement as an option, the decision becomes whether to have a single knee replacement (one surgery for each knee) or to have both knees done at once.

This blog article will discuss the advantages and downsides of double knee replacement and share what to expect after surgery.

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Hip surgery FAQ: Why pick the anterior approach

x-ray of an artificial joint implanted using the anterior approach to hip surgery

This article is part of the Essential Guide to Hip Pain Relief.

If you are in good health yet have had hip pain and limited mobility that has not gone away after non-operative treatments, your surgeon may recommend hip surgery using the anterior approach. But, what is the anterior approach to surgical hip replacement?

The hip joint has one of the highest success rates for recovery after a surgical replacement. Keep reading to get answers to common questions patients have about the anterior approach to hip surgery.

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How to spot a potential injury

Whether you're a multi-sport athlete or a weekend warrior, injuries can happen to anyone -- and often times, with no warning. For some injuries, like sprains and strains, you can recognize and acknowledge some warning signs that you have injured or are continuing to injure yourself, which can help you to limit your activity to avoid further damage. 

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How to heal shin splints fast

Exercise is one of the best things you can do for both your physical and mental health. But sometimes, minor injuries—like shin splints—can cause pain that keeps you from those activities you enjoy. Read on to learn how to heal shin splints fast (plus what you can do to prevent this painful injury in the future).

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How exercise can speed healing after surgery

Exercise is an important part of everyone's day-to-day life, but it can also play a critical role in preparing for and healing from surgery. If you are getting ready to undergo an orthopedic surgery or have just made it through the first few days of post-op from an orthopedic surgery, it's time to start thinking about exercise.

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