How Toe Implant Surgery Treats Osteoarthritis

Dated on: 10/21/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

Osteoarthritis is a disease that causes thinning of the cartilage in your joint. If you have osteoarthritis at the base of your big toe, it can cause the joint to become stiff and painful, making it difficult to stand, walk or run. Implant surgery for osteoarthritis offers a less invasive treatment option than traditional fusion surgery. At OrthoBethesda, we have successfully used toe implant surgery to treat patients with osteoarthritis in the foot. Here are some important facts to know about using implants for big toe joint surgery. What Are Toe Implants? A number of different toe implants are available to treat osteoarthritis. Some implants are synthetic cartilage used to replace [ ... ]

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Bilateral Knee Replacement Recovery Tips

Dated on: 10/07/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

When you have a bilateral knee replacement, the recovery phase plays a vital role in helping you resume normal activities quickly. The recovery and rehab process can help you heal faster after surgery and improve the long-term outcome of the surgery. Here we discuss the recovery time for knee replacement and six bilateral knee replacement tips. How Long Does It Take to Recover From a Double Knee Replacement? Double knee replacement recovery time is usually at least 13 weeks. Your commitment to your rehabilitation program and how well you follow your therapist’s instructions will determine how quickly you recover. After [ ... ]

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Types of Bursitis

Dated on: 10/03/2019 | Post By: orthobethesda

Bursitis is a painful ailment affecting your joints. Fluid-filled sacs known as bursae act as a cushion between your tendons, bones, muscles and joints. Inflammation of these sacs is called bursitis. It's a fairly common condition, but many individuals treat inflammation of the bursa at home and don't see their doctor, so it's difficult to know exactly how common it really is. While bursitis can occur in any area of your body where you have bursae, there are a few specific types of bursitis, which we cover in this article. You'll also learn the causes and symptoms of each type, treatment options and how to [ ... ]

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