People have believed for thousands of years that the weather affects joint pain, but there hasn’t been much scientific evidence to prove it. However, a recent study in the UK called “Cloudy With a Chance of Pain” found that some weather variables were significantly associated with increased pain.1
According to a report published by Blue Cross Blue Shield in 2019, outpatient hip replacement surgeries in Illinois increased from 3% to 11% from 2010 to 2017. However, it also found that only 8% of eligible patients were utilizing outpatient hip surgery services.
My philosophy as a doctor is once I get to know you as a patient and understand your goals, we work together to create a treatment plan that best suits your lifestyle.
Having a joint replacement surgery is a big decision for any individual. Typically, joint replacement surgeries are elective procedures. When deciding to proceed forward with a joint replacement surgery, one should consider asking these questions of their surgeon: