Mercy Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Kamala Littleton Discusses Joint Replacements for Active Seniors
As people age, they just don't move as well, but more people are wishing to stay active later in life.
If that's the case, joint replacement is an option.
According to orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kamala Littleton with Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, whether to have a knee or hip replaced is often a personal decision. There may not be a right or wrong answer. It all depends on how active the person would like to be in their later years.
"Some people are very happy limiting their lifestyle, using a cane, using a walker, and other people don't want that. They want to not have a limp, they want to do the activities that they do right now," Dr. Littleton said.
Dr. Littleton noted that surgery can have a very positive impact on a patient's lifestyle, but they have to do the work.
Rehabilitation after surgery can be challenging, but worth it if they want to continue to do the activities they love.
View Dr. Kamala Littleton’s interview regarding joint replacement as for knee or hip issues.
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.