Call it a sign of the times: The number of knee replacements in older adults shot up by a dramatic 46 percent from 2009 to 2013. Chalk it up to an aging population. Obesity. Sports injuries. All contribute to debilitating knee pain — and the growing demand to do something about it. “Getting old, age-wise, is not a sentence to not be active,” said Dr. Ravi Bashyal, an orthopedic surgeon at NorthShore Orthopaedic Institute in Evanston. One of his patients, Andrea Siegel, had both knees replaced last year.
Recently a surgery in China changed the life of a little baby who has been having a very rough go of it since birth. The eight-month-old boy was born with craniosynostosis, a condition affecting the […]
This year’s American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting was held in Orlando, Fla., USA, for the first time in 16 years. As an international member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, I have […]
It took me three months of physical torture before I diagnosed my problem: I was suffering from one-size-fits-all medicine. I am one of more than 750,000 Americans who this year will have a total knee […]