A fundamental goal of healthy aging is to keep walking as long as possible. It’s important to stay active in order to maintain this ability—or, if you haven’t been active for a while, to start with whatever simple measures it … Continue reading
Dr. Justin LaReau provides patients and professionals with important, up-to-date news information regarding the latest in treatment options and innovations available to knee and hip patients.
Patients recover equally well and may experience fewer complications with outpatient rehabilitation, studies show. Click here to read the full article in the New York Times.
More people are rejecting general anesthesia for procedures, prompting doctors to narrate their steps as they deal with alert patients asking questions. Click here to read the full article in the New York Times.
Dr. LaReau has recently completed training to become an early adopter for the MAKO robotic total knee replacement. This is a new robotic technology that can enhance the implementation of minimally invasive techniques, facilitate improved precision, and foster kinematic optimization … Continue reading
Dr. LaReau was recently interviewed by Chicago Health Magazine regarding minimally invasive surgery. “Over the last 10 years, there have been a series of continued refinements to the surgical instruments [that let doctors] work at tight angles and tight spaces … Continue reading
We must do a better job of guiding patients through the subtle, sometimes counterintuitive, trade-offs inherent in the tests and treatments we propose. Continue reading
Many patients with arthritis struggle with body weight. This article accurately portrays what a difficult challenge this is, and why getting medical help is important. Continue reading
Q&A Artificial Connections By C. CLAIBORNE RAY Published: June 3, 2013 Q. When you get a joint replacement, like a knee or hip, how exactly is the muscle attached to the artificial implant? A. Ordinarily, “no muscle attaches to any … Continue reading
Rehabilitation following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a costly, cumbersome, and often painful process. Physical therapy contributes to the successful outcome of TKA but can be expensive. Alternative methods of obtaining good functional results that help minimize costs are desirable. Continue reading
Objective To determine whether elevated blood cobalt (Co) concentrations are associated with early failure of metal-on-metal (MoM) hip resurfacings secondary to adverse reaction to metal debris (ARMD). Continue reading