The shoulder is a complex joint with a wide range of movements. In part, that’s why shoulder injuries can be so painful. Often, these injuries are unexpected–the result, for example, of a rough landing.
Is hockey the most dangerous sport? What about skiing or snowboarding? There’s something about a winter sports injury, where speed is often coupled with cold weather, that can make athletes (and their parents) particularly nervous.
A total knee replacement surgery can be transformative. The activities you used to dread--climbing the stairs or getting out of bed--likely become routine once again. Life after a knee replacement can be challenging, especially in the months following your outpatient surgery. But patients generally enjoy significant improvements to their quality of life and pain levels that last for years or decades.
Discomfort and pain in the knee can significantly impair your mobility and impact your quality of life. Routine activities such as climbing stairs, taking a shower, or even sitting on the couch can become excruciating ordeals. Knee replacement surgery, also known as knee arthroplasty, is a procedure designed to mitigate chronic and severe knee pain.
Iowa City, IA - Total joint and hip replacement technologies have improved tremendously over the last decade allowing for these surgeries to move from inpatient care to outpatient care. This year, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved hip arthroplasty (replacement) in outpatient settings like Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center.
Having a total knee replacement (also referred to as arthroplasty) is something that used to keep patients in the hospital for weeks. However, as medical technology progresses, so do the options that patients have when it comes to certain types of surgeries.