Quick Recovery with Minimally Invasive Surgery

Returning To Work After Knee Replacement

Unfortunately for some, the hope of retiring at age 65 is not possible, and these people are now facing the reality of having to extend their working years. New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer finds that because of this, many people feel that putting off a life-changing procedure such as a knee replacement is… read more »

Keep Your Children Safe on the Playground This Summer!

New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer advises that sports medicine doesn’t always have to be applied to just the field or the gymnasium. For kids of all ages – including the really little ones – the playground is where it all starts. Injury prevention at all levels of athletic competition is important, including the… read more »

Ankles: The Basis for Mobility

The minute our feet touch the ground, mobility and balance begins. According to New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer, strong, flexible ankles can best sense and respond to our dynamic environment, keeping us upright and moving smoothly through our daily lives. Ankles and feet are often an ignored part of an exercise program. When… read more »

Is there a difference between a fracture and a break?

  According to New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer, wrist fractures are one of the most common injuries he sees in adults. Since the wrist is a joint, not a bone, it is not what breaks. Most frequently a “wrist” fracture is a break that occurs at the end or distal part of the… read more »

Are These Joint Replacement Misconceptions Keeping You in Pain?

If your knees or hips are causing you constant pain, you may have thought about joint replacement surgery. But are myths about joint replacement holding you back? New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer weighs in on the most common ones he sees. Myth #1: I should wait until I can’t walk to consider joint… 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 »

Is Should Pain Affecting Your Sleep?

The shoulder joint is capable of tremendous mobility to assist in the essential activities of everyday life. According to New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer, the joint relies on a group of muscles – known as the rotator cuff -to guarantee its function for overhead and lifting activities. Unfortunately, the rotator cuff is also… read more »

How to Help Heal Your Sprained Ankle

According to New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer, ankle sprains are very common injuries. There’s a good chance that while playing as a child or stepping on an uneven surface as an adult you sprained your ankle–some 25,000 people do it every day. Sometimes, it is an awkward moment when you lose your balance,… read more »

Hip Replacements: The Age Curve is Widening

According to New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer, in just the past five years, there’s been a national shift in the demographics of hip replacement surgery. The median age of a hip replacement patient is still the mid-60s, but that bell curve is widening. Doctors say it’s common to operate on patients in their… read more »

Painful Knees?

Have you stopped or cut back on your favorite activities or fitness routines because it’s just too painful on your knees? If so, you just might be one of 15 million Americans who suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee. According to New Orleans orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Meyer, osteoarthritis usually impacts people over the age… read more »