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David A. Fisher, MD, director, Total Joint Center, Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital discusses which patients qualify as candidates for total knee replacement surgery. According to Fisher, progressive loss of function that impacts quality of life, along with significant x-ray changes will often qualify a...
David A. Fisher, MD, director, Total Joint Center, Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital talks about the symptoms and treatments of osteoarthritis in the knee. Common symptoms include aching with activity, swelling, stiffness, catching or locking, and buckling. Early treatment options consist of over the counter pain...
According to CBS News, more women are getting mastectomies that may not be necessary. A study published in JAMA Surgery found that the percentage of breast cancer patients who were eligible for lumpectomy but chose mastectomy rose from 34 percent in 1998 to 38 percent in 2011. In addition, rates of double...