Are “bad knees” keeping you from doing the things you love to do? Maybe in the past you were an avid hiker and today you are lucky to make it around the neighborhood. If so, it may be time to consider knee surgery.
In Colorado, many of us live an active lifestyle and demand a lot from our bodies. Skiing, running, hiking and many other sports are hard on knees, hips and shoulders and over time these joints wear out. In the past, people didn’t stay as active in their later years. Not true today. The solution is to replace the joint and keep going.
If you are a parent of a high school athlete in town, you’ve likely met a TMH athletic trainer. An athletic trainer is the one working one-on-one with an injured student to regain strength, or diagnosing an injury at a game. The Memorial Hospital sponsors an athletic trainer who serves the school district.
Most of us have been injured while playing a sport at one time in our lives, or another. Proper healing of sports-related injuries is vital to how well that joint works in the future, and how quickly we can get back to doing the activities we love.
So you’ve had pain in your hip for some time. You’ve tried everything from medicines to physical therapy to walkers but it’s still interfering with your everyday movement and causing you to give up your favorite activities. It’s time to consider total joint replacement surgery. Here’s what you can expect.
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