Deciding to have total knee replacement surgery can be a difficult, even frightening decision. Planning and discussing the surgery with your doctors and loved ones can take time, and surgery is always a daunting subject. However, if your quality of life has been severely affected by pain and reduced mobility in your knees,
Just about everybody experiences lower back pain at one time or another. There are some instances where the pain is severe but goes away after a while, and others where the discomfort is so intense you can’t perform even the simplest everyday tasks. Here is some information regarding when your problem can be treated through conventional means and when you might need spinal surgery.
Shoulder replacement surgery has become a popular option for people seeking relief from constant pain. However, you need to be as well-informed as possible before you agree to this type of procedure. These are just a few of the questions you should remember to ask your doctor during your consultation. When you talk to your doctor,
The human wrist is complex, with several different bones and ligaments that can be easily injured. However, it can be tough to tell when wrist surgery may be your best option or if you can treat an injury through more conventional means. Here are some ways to tell that surgery may be needed,
It can be scary to consider knee replacement surgery when you don’t know what will happen. Fear of the unknown can be powerful, and it can cause people to avoid having a procedure, regardless of the amount of pain they may be in. But if you know what to expect going in, you can feel a lot more comfortable.
Hip replacement surgery could be worth considering if your pain has progressed to the point where it’s affecting your quality of life. The professionals at Regional Orthopedics have a long history of performing this procedure for patients throughout the New York City area, and we will take the time to provide clear,
In recent years, medical advances have made orthopedic surgery a more popular and viable option for many people. More complex joint repair techniques are available now than ever before, and replacing worn out joints is more routine. Procedures are faster and less invasive than they were twenty years ago. Recovery times are shorter,
Author: Dr. Daniel Savarino, DO
Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries seen at Regional Orthopedics, or any sports medicine or orthopedic practices. A sprain, depending on the severity of the sprain can range from a stretching to complete tearing of a ligament. It is the ligaments on the outside part of the ankle that are most commonly affected.
Author: Dr. Daniel Savarino, DO
Many orthopedic and sports medicine practices are now starting to use ultrasound in their offices to administer their injections. At Regional Orthopedics we have 5 years of experience with ultrasound and have performed over 10,000 ultrasound guided injections. Many patients want to know why we use ultrasound and does it make a difference compared to the way we have injected for years?
Author: Dr. Vasilios Kountis, DO
Cryotherapy has been used by athletes for years, but lately it has been increasing in popularity for non-athletes, as well. Non-athletes can now do cryotherapy in some doctors’ offices, gyms, and spas. There are even businesses popping up all over the country that specialize in cryotherapy.