Am I Too Young for a Hip Replacement? Maybe Not

It’s your 50th birthday and you just know it’s coming — a tacky birthday card asking whether you’ve scheduled your hip replacement yet. And you know they’re teasing, but in all seriousness, your hip has been bothering you for years. Would it be crazy to ask your...
3D Printing and Orthopedics

3D Printing and Orthopedics

Many medical professionals predict that 3D printing technology will drastically change orthopedic surgery for the better. What is 3D printing? 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, works by successively laying down fine layers of a chosen material until it creates...

Subchondroplasty

Dr. George Nicola introduces a new treatment to the Treasure Valley that gets at the heart of knee pain and may prevent the need for joint replacement surgery. When your knee hurts or aches for an extended amount of time, it’s easy to point the finger at...

The Benefits of Hip Replacement

Although surgery is a major event and does entail risk, it may be a worthwhile treatment option to consider if non-operative options have been exhausted. Researchers at Duke University found that in patients with osteoarthritis 65 years or older hip replacement...