Individuals who are unable to perform activities of daily living due to bone-on-bone hip osteoarthritis are best treated with total hip replacement (THR). While there are a plethora of benefits associated with THR, a prolonged postoperative rehabilitation period is one of the drawbacks of this procedure.
As the COVID-19 pandemic forced many to work from home, it is clear that “work from anywhere” is not a temporary situation, but rather a part of what many have dubbed “the new normal.” Whether it’s a total shift to remote work, or some kind of hybrid schedule, professionals across the globe will find themselves logging on from home, or other unique locations, more often than ever before.
The novel coronavirus has forever changed our healthcare system, and many are wondering what the patient experience will look like in a post-COVID-19 world. With several states, including Illinois, starting to resume elective surgeries, we now have a glimpse into what this may look like. This is not a swift return to normal – it is a carefully planned new normal.
With COVID-19 concerns shuttering gyms, cancelling team practices and postponing games, those who are used to a regular exercise routine are forced to get creative about how to stay in shape during the pandemic. Finding time and space to incorporate a mix of aerobic, strength, balance and flexibility training into your days at home will help you maintain your fitness and keep your body limber.
There is a good chance you have found yourself working from home these days amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With virtual meetings and home offices now the new normal for many, you may have noticed some light soreness at best, or experienced full-on injury at worst, thanks to this change in your work environment.
Many people are finding their traditional medical care on hold in the time of COVID-19. In-person yearly checkups, first-time consultations, post-op exams, and more have been cancelled or postponed as medical practices, facilities, and hospitals comply with government regulations and CDC guidelines. Many states, including Illinois where American Hip Institute & Orthopedic Associates (AHI) is based, have issued “shelter-in-place” orders, preventing many Americans from being able to visit their doctor for everyday exams and procedures.
Have you ever experienced a popping, snapping, or clicking sensation in the hip with walking or certain hip movements? There is usually very little pain or discomfort associated with it initially;it’s more of an annoyance than anything else. But if left untreated, the condition could become painful and limit mobility. So, let’s consider why your hip tends to “pop” when you walk.
Hip resurfacing can be an effective alternative to total hip replacement in certain patients. The goal of maintaining bone stock during hip resurfacing requires the use of metal implants, which have been shown to negatively impact women.