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Avoiding Muscle Atrophy after Knee Surgery

June 15, 2019
by Hartzband Center
Knee Surgery

The knees endure quite a lot over a lifetime of use. Most of the strain put on our knees involves daily use; walking up stairs or going for a run. In some cases, pain or deterioration stems from a traumatic injury to the knee. A traumatic injury doesn’t have to be as intense as it...  read more

Is Knee Replacement on your Calendar? Then These Exercises Should be In Your Future!

May 15, 2019
by Hartzband Center
Knee Replacement Surgery Paramus NJ

Joint replacement is not something that most people truly wish to experience in their lifetime. We can tell you from our perspective, though, that when an injured or arthritic joint is causing pain, most of the people we meet are pretty excited about getting knee replacement put on their calendar. One of the primary aspects...  read more

Knee Replacement Surgery Should be Postponed as Long as Possible: Is This True?

April 15, 2019
by Hartzband Center
Knee Surgery Paramus NJ

Knee arthritis is a chronic condition that can, at some point, place significant limitations on a person’s activities. The pain and stiffness caused by an arthritic knee joint can interfere with daily living, but it doesn’t have to be this way. There are several ways in which a medical professional can address knee arthritis. Some...  read more

Technology is Improving Patients’ Surgical Experience

March 15, 2019
by Hartzband Center
Orthopedic Services Paramus, NJ

We’ve been providing personal surgical care to patients in the Paramus, NJ area for many years. In our clinical experience, we have come to realize that the patient experience before and after surgery can be more than a little stressful. Patients want to know what to expect, what to do when they have questions or...  read more

Common Knee Injuries for the Everyday Athlete

February 14, 2019
by Hartzband Center
Knee Surgery Parmus NJ

You may not consider yourself an athlete if you don’t spend several days a week on a field or court. However, your body may say otherwise. Anyone who plays any sport at any time is an athlete to some degree. As such, any person who plays sports is presented with unique situations in which an...  read more

Early Intervention for Joint Pain Offers Specific Benefits

December 15, 2018
by Hartzband Center
Hip Surgery Paramus, NJ

There is an old saying that states “a good offense is the best defense.” Of course, we cannot resist a good sports reference at the height of football season, but there is more to this phrase than meets the eye. It somewhat goes along with the other adage, “prevention is the best medicine.” As knee...  read more

Tips to Prepare for Hip Surgery

November 15, 2018
by Hartzband Center
Hip Surgery Paramus, NJ

If you follow today’s beauty trends, you may have heard of something called “prejuvenation.” This term describes action taken to preserve youthfulness, such as getting Botox before lines and wrinkles become permanent facial characteristics. When we discuss the matter of hip surgery, many patients ask about recovery and what they can expect. More and more,...  read more

Don’t Let the Idea of a Tough Recovery Keep You from Knee Surgery

October 15, 2018
by Hartzband Center
Knee Surgery Hackensack, NJ

At Hartzband Center for Hip & Knee Replacement, we routinely consult with people whose knee and hip problems have been with them for many months. Sometimes, it takes a patient years to obtain the surgical care they need to resolve pain and a disrupted gait. One of the reasons cited is an expectation of a...  read more

MRI a Valuable Screening for Knee Injuries

September 15, 2018
by Hartzband Center
Knee Surgery Hackensack, NJ

One may assume that a sports injury or other trauma to the knee may require exploration with x-rays. In many cases, the most accurate depiction of the knee joint may be obtained with MRI. MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, captures images of internal structures by emitting magnetic waves into the body. These waves are not...  read more

Seniors, Don’t Take Knee Health for Granted

August 15, 2018
by Hartzband Center
Knee Replacement

Getting past mid-life with no knee pain or other problems with the knee joints can feel like a win. As much as we can celebrate the absence of knee osteoarthritis and injuries, knee specialists also encourage seniors, especially, and adults of all ages, to stay mindful of how lifestyle can present risks to the complex...  read more