Mercy Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Phil Neubauer Addresses Hip and Knee Replacements On “The Woman’s Doctor”
It was once considered a difficult procedure, but now, surgeons in the U.S. replace more than 1 million hips and knees each year.
Studies show joint replacement can relieve pain and increase mobility in about 90 percent of patients.
According to Mercy orthopedic surgeon Dr. Phil Neubauer of Orthopedics & Joint Replacement at Mercy Medical Center, patients come to him when they're in pain and they can't do the things they want to do. Dr. Neubauer noted that the surgery can give a patient 20 to 25 more years of mobility, but stresses it's not a surgery for everyone.
"It's not about age, it's about health," Neubauer said. "If you're a healthy person and an active person, you are an excellent candidate for hip or knee replacement."
Dr. Neubauer added that a patient needs time to recover. Healing can take a long time and the process can have work and activity limitations.
View Dr. Neubauer’s interview on WBAL-TV11’s “Woman’s Doctor” regarding hip and knee replacement surgery.
Founded in 1874 in downtown Baltimore by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Medical Center is a 183-licensed bed acute care university-affiliated teaching hospital. Mercy has been recognized as a top Maryland hospital by U.S. News & World Report; a Top 100 hospital for Women’s Health & Orthopedics by Healthgrades; is currently A-rated for Hospital Safety (Leapfrog Group), and is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet Hospital. Mercy Medical Center is part of Mercy Health Services (MHS), the parent of Mercy’s primary care and specialty care physician enterprise, known as Mercy Personal Physicians, which employs more than 200 providers with locations in Baltimore, Lutherville, Overlea, Glen Burnie, Columbia and Reisterstown. For more information about Mercy, visit www.mdmercy.com, MDMercyMedia on Facebook, Twitter, or call 1-800-MD-Mercy.
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