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Knee Replacement in Louisiana: What You Need to Know

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. 

3 Exercises to Help Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Louisiana

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 »

8 Tips for Choosing a Louisiana Orthopedic Surgeon

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?

Exercises That Can Cause More Harm Than Good

Exercising is a crucial factor in maintaining a healthy body and mind. This is a commonly known fact and 76% of American adults report that they engage in regular physical activity. Yet according to New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer, practicing certain exercises can cause more harm to the body than good. He sees… read more »

Tips for a Good Run

How many times have you gone out for a run and felt like your legs were made of concrete, or worse? Surprisingly, they might not feel so bad from something that you did as from something that you didn’t do. New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer says it’s important to treat your legs well… read more »

Could Your Symptoms Be a Sign of Soft Tissue Sarcoma?

Sarcomas affect certain tissues, including bone, skin and other soft tissues. According to New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer, soft tissue sarcomas originate in any part of the body and affect children as well as adults. Fast Facts Regarding Sarcoma Following are some key points regarding soft tissue sarcoma. Soft tissue sarcomas are somewhat… read more »

Are You Exercising Too Much?

With challenging workouts from mega-marathons to endurance events on obstacle courses gaining popularity, New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer finds that more and more weekend warriors are jumping into extreme activities before investigating the dangers of overdoing it. The drive to push the body too far too fast can backfire in very unpleasant ways…. read more »

Are You Drinking Too Much Water When You Exercise?

The idea that you should always stay super-hydrated when exercising has been entrenched in most of us since childhood by everyone from Little League coaches to parents. For many athletes that advice meant that they should be drinking a lot and drinking often while exercising. Now New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer warns that drinking too… read more »

Does Your Child Have Flat Feet?

When people have babies, they’re always warned about the soft spot on the head that the skull bones haven’t fused enough to adequately cover the brain. But according to New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer, babies are born with nearly 100 bones that need to close and grow to create bones and joints. Some… read more »

Your Smartphone May Be Causing Your Back and Neck Pain

On any given day, most people spend an average of more than two hours gazing down at their mobile devices. The electronic age is upon us, and according to New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer your smart devices could be causing pain in your back and neck that is similar to whiplash. But unfortunately… read more »