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Articles | Dr Christopher Meckel, MD

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orthopedic surgery

Osteoarthritis, a condition that entails critical bone cartilage wearing away over time, is a big problem in the U.S. Without this bone cartilage, millions of Americans are vulnerable to never-ending joint pain. In fact, the vast majority of the 719,000 Americans who undergo knee joint replacement surgery have osteoarthritis. It is also a top reason […]

Hip joint replacement doctor

All-too-common conditions, such as osteoarthritis, compel a surprising number of Americans to have joint replacement surgeries. In 2013, 719,000 Americans underwent knee joint replacement surgery; another 332,000 U.S. men and women needed total hip joint replacement surgery. While these numbers may seem daunting, there is some good news. It is possible to regain full functionality […]

orthopedic surgery

Every year, more than 719,000 Americans get knee joint replacement surgery. Knee joint replacement is among the most common types of orthopedic surgery, and — after all is said and done (i.e. after preparation for surgery and the operation is over) — most replacements (85%) effectively replicate natural movement and motions for more than 20 […]

surgery prep

Are the holidays the perfect time for surgery? It may not sound ideal, but there are actually several benefits of getting surgery around the holidays. It is one of the best times to relax and heal, with employees generally receiving more time off in December than at any other time of year. What are some […]

preparation for surgery

Unfortunately, one of things that can cause the most chronic pain — back pain, knee pain, joint pain, and more — is something that most of us do every single day. Constantly sitting (and often with improper posture) in an office chair can easily lead back, shoulder, and knee pain; similarly, typing all day without […]

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