Exhaust Options Before Joint Replacement Surgery

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) acetaminophen, glucosomine and chondroitin nutritional supplements, cortisone injections and rooster cartilage – yes, rooster cartilage – may help avoid the need for hip and knee joint replacement surgery. About 65 people came to the East Social Cent...Read More

Treating Arthritis: Making Gains Against The Pain

Although there are 100 types of arthritis, and many forms of treatment, research is getting us close to significant improvements in care. Here are some of the local developments that offer hope. Arthritis is America's number one cause of disability, costing the U.S. economy more than $128 billion a...Read More

Prickett on Becker’s List of 65 Outstanding Shoulder Surgeons and Specialists

Chicago – Becker's Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management Review is pleased to announce the inclusion of Dr. William Prickett on its list: "65 Outstanding Shoulder Surgeons and Specialists". The physicians on this list were selected based on their expertise in shoulder surgery, leadership positions...Read More

Anterior Hip Replacements Are the Future: 5 Points from Dr. Edward Petrow

A growing number of joint replacement surgeons are beginning to perform hip replacement surgery using an anterior approach instead of the traditional posterior approach because of the benefits it has for the patient as well as the provider. It can be safely performed on many patients, as long as the...Read More

Orthopaedic Surgeon Takes a Look at the ‘Hip Side of Things’

"So what's new on the hip side of things?" Dr. Edward P. Petrow Jr., asked a room full of people at the Quality Inn Wednesday afternoon. And no, Petrow wasn't asking about the most à la mode musical beats or in vogue fashion trends. When Petrow, the orthopaedic surgeon and recent Virginia transplant...Read More
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