A total knee replacement in Louisiana is a surgery that replaces an arthritic knee joint with artificial replacement parts called the ‘prostheses’. It is typically recommended for older patients who are suffering from pain and loss of function due to arthritis, and have been unsuccessful using other conservative methods of therapy.
Carpal tunnel syndrome in Louisiana is a painful condition of the hand and fingers that is caused by the compression of a major nerve where it passes over the carpal bones, alongside the tendons of the hand. It can be the result of repetitive movements over a long period, or by fluid retention, and is… read more »
Deciding that it’s time to see a Louisiana orthopedic surgeon can be both a relief and a cause of anxiety at the same time. Most likely, your primary care doctor has recommended you see an orthopedic surgeon. So how do you find the best orthopedic surgeon who is right for you?
As 2016 comes to an end, we just want to take a moment to wish you – our valued patients – the Happiest Holidays of all! And as we enter into a New Year, we’d like to share our New Year’s Wish for You: Let this coming year be better than all the others. Vow… read more »
So, you’re going to face off with a friend or family member for the bigger half of the wishbone on Thanksgiving Day…but what’s the history of the Thanksgiving wishbone, and why has it become such a huge holiday tradition? It might be Thanksgiving, when everyone is buzzing with the love and gratitude of the holiday… read more »
Our ankles get so little attention, yet they do so much. Strong, flexible ankles permit you to walk, run, jump, and dance. But according to New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer, if this joint begins to grumble, you’ll find that simply getting around the house can be agony. It’s important to recognize that sore… read more »
The characteristic of bow-leggedness is when both knees appear to remain wide apart even when the feet are together while standing. According to New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer, this condition is commonly associated with knee osteoarthritis, which is a chronic condition caused by degeneration of the cartilage. The cartilage cushions the impact on… read more »
Most of us lead fairly active lives, whether it’s juggling kids, involvement in school athletics or just keeping up with the recreational activities. No one wants to be slowed down with chronic knee pain. So when the pain begins to interfere with your quality of life, consider seeing your New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard… read more »
Do you ever take the time to check your feet? If you’re an average walker, you take about 10,000 steps per day, which adds up to more than 3 million steps each year. And according to New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer, you’re also carrying approximately four to six times your body weight across… read more »
More and more American children are competing in sports than ever before. Sports help children and adolescents keep their bodies fit and feel good about themselves. And according to New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer, there are some important injury prevention tips that can help parents promote a safe, optimal sports experience for their… read more »