Here’s What to Know After Joint Replacement Surgery

Joint replacement surgery is a common medical procedure. The dedicated professionals of Joint Preservation Institute offer the following recommendations and suggestions to help you make the most of your time after joint replacement surgery, ensuring a quick, comfortable and efficient recovery. Read on as experienced Sacramento and Walnut Creek orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Amir Jamali explains […]

Causes of Joint Replacement Failure

In our previous blog post, we discussed the positive results and survival of modern hip and knee replacements. As mentioned, in spite of these good results, these implants do occasionally have to be revised. Below we discuss the most common reasons for these revisions. Wear and Loosening A well-functioning joint replacement needs to be firmly […]

How Long Do Joint Replacements Last?

While joint replacements are extremely effective in restoring function to joints damaged by injury or disease, they do not last forever. They are mechanical devices that are exposed to the high stresses of daily activity. The typical lifespan for joint implants has traditionally been thought to be 10 to 15 years, but surprisingly, this is […]

Is Knee Pain Hereditary?

You received your eye color from mom and your hair from your dad, but what about your knee pain? That may, in fact, also run in the family. There are a number of risk factors for knee pain and arthritis. These include obesity, bad alignment (being severely bow-legged or knock-kneed), exposure to trauma or sports […]

How Does Colder Weather Affect My Knee Pain?

Patients often tell me that cold weather brings out the worst of their knee pain. Cold weather can exacerbate joint pain in anyone suffering from chronic joint disorders. Changes in Atmospheric Pressure It is possible to feel changes in atmospheric (also called barometric) pressure in your joints. Cold weather is often heralded by lower atmospheric […]