Hip resurfacing is a bone-saving alternative to total hip replacement. This conservative surgical procedure aims to restore hip mobility and function by relining the hip joint; most of the healthy hip bone is preserved. The end of the thigh bone that fits into the hip socket is trimmed back to remove only the arthritic or damaged portion, leaving the healthy part of the bone untouched. The surface is then covered with a thin, smooth metal dome.
Individuals who are unable to perform activities of daily living due to bone-on-bone hip osteoarthritis are best treated with total hip replacement (THR). While there are a plethora of benefits associated with THR, a prolonged postoperative rehabilitation period is one of the drawbacks of this procedure. However, with rapid recovery hip replacement surgery, patients can expect to fast track their recuperation.
Are you still suffering from chronic hip pain because you become anxious at the thought of undergoing surgery? If so, regenerative medicine may be right for you.
As the COVID-19 pandemic forced many to work from home, it is clear that “work from anywhere” is not a temporary situation, but rather a part of what many have dubbed “the new normal.” Whether it’s a total shift to remote work, or some kind of hybrid schedule, professionals across the globe will find themselves logging on from home, or other unique locations, more often than ever before.
The novel coronavirus has forever changed our healthcare system, and many are wondering what the patient experience will look like in a post-COVID-19 world. With several states, including Illinois, starting to resume elective surgeries, we now have a glimpse into what this may look like. This is not a swift return to normal – it is a carefully planned new normal.
With COVID-19 concerns shuttering gyms, cancelling team practices and postponing games, those who are used to a regular exercise routine are forced to get creative about how to stay in shape during the pandemic. Finding time and space to incorporate a mix of aerobic, strength, balance and flexibility training into your days at home will help you maintain your fitness and keep your body limber.
There is a good chance you have found yourself working from home these days amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With virtual meetings and home offices now the new normal for many, you may have noticed some light soreness at best, or experienced full-on injury at worst, thanks to this change in your work environment.