Osteoporosis is a bone thinning disease that can result in fractures. It is considered a “silent” disease as many people aren’t aware they have osteoporosis and are diagnosed with the condition only after they have sustained a fracture due to very minor trauma. As May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, here are the top ways to prevent osteoporosis:
Knee replacement surgery is a very safe and common joint replacement surgery that can relieve knee pain, restore function, and greatly improve quality of life. Use of the advanced Mako Robotic system further improves patient outcomes.
Hip replacement surgery has come a long way in the past few decades with new implants and surgical approaches offering significant relief from severe hip pain and restoring mobility. The direct anterior approach for total hip replacement is an innovative technique that is becoming increasingly popular among patients and surgeons alike.
The continuous advances in surgical procedures, equipment, and implant materials are making it possible for a greater number of patients to undergo major joint replacement surgeries in the outpatient setting.
Minimally invasive surgery, by its very nature, is a technologically advanced surgical procedure. Constant innovation in instruments and technique have enabled complex surgeries to be performed through small incisions with minimal damage to surrounding healthy tissue.
Our bones and joints provide structure to our bodies, protection for internal organs and anchorage for our muscles when we move. Most people attain maximum bone mass around the age of 30 after which they begin to lose bone mineral density which can cause thinning and brittleness of bones.