Patients with ‘no-show’ status may have increased complication risk after THA

November 16, 2023 1 min read Original article posted here: Key takeaways: Patients who do not attend appointments have increased postoperative complication risk vs. patients who always attend. Researchers suggested increased social support may be necessary for “no-show” patients. GRAPEVINE, Texas — Results presented here showed patients who do not attend clinical appointments have … Read more

PBS Call The Doctor with John Mercuri, MD

PBS | CALL THE DOCTOR Joint Replacement Season 34 Episode 9 If you’re one of the many people in this area suffering from hip or knee pain, joint replacement surgery is an option that can help alleviate that pain and get you back to your everyday activities. It’s not always an easy recovery, though, and … Read more

Hip and knee replacement

In the past few years you may have heard or read about robotic surgery. Often, people get the wrong impression and think the surgery is performed by a robot in place of a surgeon. But in fact, a surgeon performs the procedure with the assistance of a robot.

Use a simple test to help judge your joints

Hip and knee joint replacement is recommended for people with chronic, disabling arthritic joint pain not responding to conservative management, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, weight loss, activity modification, assistive devices, or steroid injections.

GCMC offers robotic-arm–assisted joint replacement technology

Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton joins Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre and Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital as the only hospitals in northeastern and central Pennsylvania to offer patients robotic-arm–assisted knee and hip replacements with the Mako system.