Summer in Wisconsin is a special time of year, a time during which hardy Wisconsinites, having weathered the cold, dark, frozen tundra of winter, are able to enjoy a precious, and usually short, period of warm sunshine, fire up the barbeque, and make memories with friends and family.
The summer heat is here, and that means chances for dehydration are high when working and playing outside. How much water is recommended to stay hydrated during the day? Aim to drink half of your body weight in ounces every day.
Total hip replacement is a common surgery in which the thigh and pelvis bones that make up the hip joint are replaced with metal and plastic components to create a new ball-and-socket joint.
By: Ashlee Baer, MS, LAT, Agnesian HealthCare Sports & Spine Center
As weather gets warmer and our thoughts move to outdoor activities, you may start to experience pain in your lower legs or shins. This pain could be due to the old shoes you are using, but planning to replace, or it could be due to muscle weakness.
Find out more about Bert Callahan, MD, board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Ripon Medical Center. This monthly program will focus on various bone and joint topics such as joint replacement, arthritis, sports medicine and more!
Written by: Robert Bertram, DPM, & Sarika Parikh, DPM, Podiatry (Foot & Ankle)
Patients often ask, “How long will knee replacements last?” This is an excellent question, and particularly relevant for those who are younger and contemplating knee replacement.