Man holding knee in pain

Can You Predict Pain and Function Levels After Total Hip or Knee Replacement?

Total hip replacement – also called total hip arthroplasty – and total knee replacement (total knee arthroplasty) are surgical procedures routinely offered to treat severe osteoarthritis and joint damage. As orthopaedic surgeons, our aim is to provide patients experiencing debilitating symptoms with relief from pain and to restore function, mobility and quality of life. However,…

Older man with walking stick suffering with severe knee pain from arthritis

Patients with Severe Arthritis Have Increased Significantly During the Pandemic

For patients awaiting a hip or knee replacement, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought unparalleled challenges. Severe arthritis, which is one of the primary reasons for needing joint replacement surgery, is a progressive condition so symptoms gradually worsen. This is exacerbated during periods of immobility and heightened stress so it is reasonable to predict that for…