VIDEO: Diagnosis of Sacroiliac Joint Pain

The sacroiliac (SI) joint is like any other joint in the body, and can degenerate or its support ligaments can become loose or injured. When this happens, people can feel pain in their buttock and into the lower back. Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, Dr. Don Hales explains how SI joint pain is assessed and treated.

What is Hip Replacement Surgery?

The good news is that if you are considering total hip replacement surgery, you’re not alone. According to the hospital billing data, each year more than 340,000 such procedures are performed in the US.1 Even better news is that the US Department of Health and Human services considers total hip replacement to be one of the most successful and cost effective interventions in medicine. In fact, the success rate for hip replacements 10 years after surgery is 90-95%. Read More

VERILAST® Knee Technology

If knee replacement is in your future, you’ve come to the right place to learn about one of the truly significant advancements in joint replacement materials in the past 20 years, VERILAST Knee Technology.

It’s important to remember that not every knee implant is the same. VERILAST Knee Technology directly addresses one of the most commonly cited concerns associated with knee replacement implants, implant wear. Read More

Hip Anatomy Video

This is a helpful video giving a great visual of the anatomy of the hip.

Knee Metal Allergy and Sensitivity

Could You Be Allergic to Your Knee Implant?

The surprising answer to this question is yes.

While the majority of patients might not make the association between a knee implant and allergies, for anyone who has ever had an adverse reaction to things like jewelry, watches or metal buttons, the link is much clearer and more important. Read More

How is Knee Surgery Performed

During knee replacement surgery, the surgeon surgically removes the damaged bone and cartilage of the joint and replaces it with smooth, artificial implants – thereby eliminating painful bone-on-bone contact. Read More

Shoulder Impingement

Yuri M. Lewicky M.D., Orthopaedic Surgeon, discusses Shoulder Impingement, what it is, its causes and options for treatment of it. Read More