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Outpatient Joint Replacement: Considerations and Benefits Jul 30th, 2020

Not long ago, all joint replacements were done as an inpatient procedure that often required weeks in the hospital. Today, advanced minimally invasive procedures and enhanced pain management techniques allow you to be on your feet and walking out the door the same day. Many patients who need joint replacement...

Fracture Management: Which Treatment Is Ideal? Jun 23rd, 2020

The ideal treatment for a fracture depends on factors that are unique for each person. The type, severity, and location of your fracture immediately determine the treatment path that’s best for you. When caring for a fracture, Andrew B. Richardson, MD, never takes a one-size-fits-all approach. However, fracture management incorporates...

Leading Causes of Hip Pain May 29th, 2020

Hip pain takes many forms and arises from several different conditions. You can even end up with hip pain due to a problem in your back. Andrew B. Richardson, MD, has extensive experience getting to the source of your hip pain and creating customized treatment that gets you back into...

5 Tips for Speeding Recovery After Joint Replacement Surgery Apr 22nd, 2020

Whether you’re scheduled for a knee replacement or a hip replacement, you may worry about your recovery and when you can return to your normal activities. While Andrew B. Richardson, MD, gives you an estimate, your total recovery time depends on several variables that you control. These are the top...

Should You Try PRP Therapy for Arthritis? Mar 23rd, 2020

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy can help many patients find relief from the pain and stiffness caused by arthritis, often resulting in improved joint function. Currently to date, there are no studies demonstrating restoration or healing of cartilage loss.  One small study suggests that the rate of cartilage degeneration may slow...

Am I Too Young for a Hip Replacement? Jan 22nd, 2020

Are you experiencing significant hip pain and think you’re too young for a hip replacement? While hip replacements were once reserved for the elderly, these procedures are becoming commonplace in men and women as young as age 50 and not uncommon in patients as young as age 40. If conservative...