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Here’s a new joint. Now go home.

Here’s a new joint. Now go home.
Gone are the days when knee replacement surgery was almost as bad as the arthritis itself. The past year has brought vastly improved procedures, creating bionic patients in an outpatient surgery setting.

Can’t Meditate? Fantasize.

Can’t Meditate? Fantasize.
Among the most powerful tools for self-healing and self-actualization, few are as powerful as this simple, cost-free and universally available method. (Hint: It’s not meditation.)

Outpatient knee joint replacement

MAKO Robotic Assisted Surgery improves accuracy of placement
Total and partial joint replacement has finally moved out of the hospital! This has been made possible by enhanced computerized surgical planning, the use of human-guided robotic arms, and novel ways of preventing pain.

Post op pain: You don’t have to suffer from it

no pain after surgery
Suffering from pain after surgery is one of the most feared experiences in medical care. Yet this fear is unnecessary. Why? Because pain is largely preventable.

Arthritis: Two common treatment misconceptions

Best treatments for osteoarthritis
If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, there’s a strong chance that you were advised to rest, limit your activities and use anti-inflammatory drugs to treat the symptoms of pain and inflammation. There are some major flaws in this advice.

Surgery can make you worse

Orthopedic Surgery Team San Francisco
Why the dire warning? Because stuff happens and each person heals a little differently. Sometimes the best efforts to repair a problem can in fact make it a lot worse. Let's look at some of our worst nightmares.

How to reduce pain after surgery

How to reduce pain after surgery
Pain is debilitating. It crushes the spirit. Joint pain inhibits muscle development, causes abnormal gait and limits activities. Pain decreases the appetite. Pain is enemy of rehabilitation. Since pain is so detrimental, why are the treatments of pain so poor?
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