Bone & Joint Institute

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  • Local Chef to Host Bone Healthy Cooking Class at Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute

    May 13, 2019

    Do you remember your parents saying you have to drink your milk for strong bones? Or have you seen your physician and they are worried you might have osteopenia or osteoporosis?  In recognition of Osteoporosis Awareness Month the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute will be offering a cooking class…

  • 5 Things Your Athletic Child Can Learn from Netflix’s ‘Losers’

    April 29, 2019

    By Dr. Peter Lucchio Clinical Psychologist Calling someone a loser is the worst kind of condemnation in our current polarized culture. But “Losers,” a Netflix documentary series, shows another side of losing: athletes who have overcome highly public defeats in ways that can inspire all athletes to be more resilient when…

  • Why Tommy John Surgery is On The Rise for Youth Pitchers

    April 25, 2019

    When Major League dreams start early, young baseball pitchers think of three things – throwing faster, throwing longer and throwing harder. What they’re not usually thinking about is how the activity on the mound affects their body, specifically their pitching arm and, even more specifically, the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL)…

  • How Long Do Joint Replacements Last?

    April 21, 2019

    In a winner-take-all endurance test, which is stronger: metal or human bone? Surprise: If it’s a metal alloy knee or hip replacement vs. the original human bone, take the bone. That goes for polyethylene, ceramic and any other material paired with metal in an artificial joint, too. No combination will last…

  • What is Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty?

    April 15, 2019

    For more information on hip reconstructive services at the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute, click here.

  • Why a Partial Knee Replacement is Same-Day Surgery

    April 15, 2019

    Doctors at the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital are using new technology to customize joint replacements, making recovery easier. Here’s more from Dr. Mark Shekhman, a Bone & Joint Institute orthopedic surgeon: Q: At the bone and joint institute you use tools to assess the best route…

  • How a Vietnamese Woman with Back Pain Ends Up at Bone & Joint Institute

    April 15, 2019

    A Vietnamese woman with back pain diagnosed in her home country as a muscle strain gets spinal fusion fusion surgery at the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute after her brother, who lives in this area, also researched doctors in New York and Boston. For more information on Spine Services…

  • How this High-Tech Analysis Can Predict a Sports Injury Before it Happens

    April 10, 2019

    What do all pitchers, whether Little Leaguers or Major Leaguers, have in common? Arm pain and arm, shoulder or elbow injuries. A study published on injury prevention in baseball  found that up to 74 percent of youth baseball players, ages 8 to 18, report some degree of arm pain while…

  • Pain in the Joints? It Might Be Time for Surgery

    April 03, 2019

    When severe pain affects your routine, either your sleep or ability to perform everyday tasks, you might benefit from joint replacement surgery. “We recommend joint replacement surgery when knee pain and loss of function become severe and when medicines and other treatments no longer relieve pain,” said Dr. Robert Carangelo,…

  • What’s to Blame for Most Joint Replacements? Osteoarthritis.

    March 26, 2019

    Osteoarthritis is a primary reason for most knee and hip replacements. It affects more than 30 million people, making it the most common chronic joint condition in the United States. The pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis at a joint – the junction where two bones meet – are caused by…


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