Some surgeons say anterior hip replacements, in which the incision is made at the front of the hip instead of through the buttocks or the side, result in decreased pain and faster recovery.
For people with severe arthritis, knee or hip replacement may have an added benefit: a reduction in the risk for cardiovascular disease.
New York Times "Surprise Path to Better Sex: Hip Surgery: A recent New York Times article reports on the significant impact Hip Surgery on patients’ sex life."
WebMD: "Return to Work Rate High After Total Knee Replacement: A recent paper presented at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons suggest that 98% of patients are able to return to work after total knee replacement. Please talk to Dr. Boettner whether or not a minimal invasive total knee replacement is indicated for you.
New York Times: "A New Approach to Hip Surgery: this article describes a new approach to total hip replacement. Please talk to Dr. Boettner if you are a candidate for this procedure."
USA Today: "Knee Replacement on the increase in older adults: The researchers found the number of primary replacements among Medicare patients increased from 93,230 in 1991 to 243,802 in 2010 (an increase of 161.5%)."
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"Hospital eye boomers’ joints: Millions of aging knees and hips mean growth for market leaders Hospital for Special Surgery,…"
New York Times: "Well, Knee Replacement might be a life saver for some: The article describes the significant health benefits of undergoing total knee replacement for advanced arthritis of the knee."