December 10, 2018 1:00 PM with Dr. Anand Srinivasan
Today, people are living longer with optimistic expectations to remain active, productive and physically fit-at any age. NorthShore's Total Joint Replacement Center understands these expectations. Join Dr. Anand Srinivasan of our Orthopaedic Surgery Division as he answers your questions about joint pain, knee and hip surgery, and same day total joint replacement.
Growing numbers of Americans are outliving their joints. More than a million operations are done annually to replace worn-out knees and hips, and that number is expected to skyrocket in the coming decades as the population ages.
I negotiated the chairlift to the top of Snowmass without incident on a perfect blue-sky day in the Colorado Rockies. So far, so good. I took as deep a breath as a person can at 11,000 feet, pointed my skis downhill and made my first turn in the fluffy morning snow — on a brand-new titanium-and-plastic left knee.
Five years ago, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum, an orthopedic surgeon in the Bronx who replaces more than 200 knees each year, would have considered it crazy to send a patient home the same day as a knee replacement operation.
And yet there he was this year, as the patient, home after a few hours. A physician friend pierced his skin at 8 a.m. at a Seattle-area surgery center. By lunch, Dr. Kirschenbaum was resting at his friend’s home, with no pain and a new knee.
January 26, 2012 12:00 PM with Dr. Anand Srinivasan
What is hip arthritis? When should you consider hip replacement? Are there any advances in the surgery to promote recovery? What activities can I expect to resume? Join Dr. Anand Srinivasan, Orthopaedic Surgeon at NorthShore as he answers your questions about joint pain, recommended exercises and reconstructive procedures. Your participation and early questions are welcomed.