Many people are finding their traditional medical care on hold in the time of COVID-19. In-person yearly checkups, first-time consultations, post-op exams, and more have been cancelled or postponed as medical practices, facilities, and hospitals comply with government regulations and CDC guidelines. Many states, including Illinois where American Hip Institute & Orthopedic Associates (AHI) is based, have issued “shelter-in-place” orders, preventing many Americans from being able to visit their doctor for everyday exams and procedures.
Hip resurfacing can be an effective alternative to total hip replacement in certain patients. The goal of maintaining bone stock during hip resurfacing requires the use of metal implants, which have been shown to negatively impact women.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Jerome Adams, in conjunction with the American College of Surgeons has recently advised hospitals to stop elective surgeries and procedures, as of March 17th. This coincides with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC).
Basketball is a great sport and March Madness, with its dramatic upsets and uplifting narratives, makes the sport even greater. As one of the biggest sporting events in America begins to unfold this month, let’s look at some common hip injuries and treatments in basketball players.
In the last decade, we have been introduced to self-driving cars and virtual home assistants; therefore, it should not come as a surprise that robotics has also assumed a role in medicine and healthcare. In orthopedics, artificial intelligence (AI) has been implemented in total joint replacement procedures with excellent results.
In the last decade, we have been introduced to self-driving cars and virtual home assistants; therefore, it should not come as a surprise that robotics has also assumed a role in medicine and healthcare. In orthopedics, robotics has been implemented in total joint replacement procedures with excellent results.
Hip surgery can greatly improve quality of life by alleviating hip pain and restoring function. Typically, surgery is recommended when non-surgical options do not provide enough relief of symptoms. Here’s how to set yourself up for success following hip surgery:
Hip bursitis is one of the primary causes of hip pain. It occurs when one or more of the fluid-filled sacs (called bursa), which act as cushions between the soft tissues and bones, become irritated and inflamed. Hip bursitis may be caused by sports injuries, repetitive hip movements, poor posture, or complications after surgery.