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Source: Washington Post To recover quickly from surgery, take action before and after your operation

If you’re scheduled for surgery, one of your main questions is likely to be “How long before I can get back to my regular life?”

As you might expect, the answer depends in part on what type of operation you’re having and how healthy you are going in. But much of it also depends on you. The following steps can help you improve your chances for a speedy recovery and reduce the risk of complications that can leave you sidelined longer than you intended.

Pick an experienced surgeon and hospital. Be wary of surgeons who are reluctant to discuss their level of experience or are vague about their complication and success rates. Experience is especially important for complex, high-risk procedures such as cancer surgery, coronary artery bypass and heart-valve replacement, and abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.

Source: New York Post You’ll want to start your New Year’s resolution early after reading this

Reporter Molly Shea features 7 New Yorkers who raised the bar in 2016 to share some New Year's Resolution inspiration.

Source: Everyday HealthWhat You Need to Know About Hip Replacement and DVT

The surgery puts you at higher risk for a dangerous blood clot in your leg that can travel to your lungs. Take steps to lower your risk.

Source: Becker's HospitalQ & A With Dr. Alejandro Gonzalez Della Valle

Dr. Alejandro Gonzalez Della Valle: Total joint replacement surgery is rapidly changing in the 21st century. Advancements in the execution and postoperative care of patients coupled with favorable long-term results of the procedures have resulted in expansion of the indications for total joint replacement to patients that in the past would have been considered too sick, too young or too active for the surgery.

Source: HuffingtonInnovative MRI Technique Helps Identify Mystery Knee Pain Following Knee Replacement

Recently, a police officer underwent two surgeries including a partial knee replacement. When he walked he had severe pain and would hear a "popping noise." He also had trouble walking, even with a cane. As a police officer he needed to be mobile.

Source: Weill CornellCross-Institutional, Interdisciplinary Research Team Wins Prestigious Award for Collaboration

A coalition of interdisciplinary researchers from four institutions — including Hospital for Special Surgery and Weill Cornell Medical College — has won a prestigious award recognizing the team's success in translation of research discoveries pertaining to perioperative outcomes in orthopedic surgery into clinical practice.

Source: Consumer Reports8 steps to recovering from surgery

If you’re scheduled for surgery, your main question is likely to be, “How long before I can get back to my regular life?” As you might expect, the answer depends in part on what type of operation you’re having and how healthy you are going in. But much of it also depends on you.

15 Great Hip Specialists to Know

Alejandro Gonzalez Della Valle, M.D. (Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, N.Y.). Dr. Gonzalez Della Valle is an expert in adult reconstructive surgery of the hip at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

Operating Room Computer Program Improves Care and Could Save U.S. Health Care System Millions

Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the first hospital in the country to utilize a novel computer-based system for operating rooms that is designed to improve the care of patients undergoing a knee or hip replacement and to minimize the number of implant parts that are erroneously opened and not used.

In-hospital falls more likely in patients undergoing hip and knee replacement

More patients suffer in-hospital falls when recovering from hip and knee replacement surgery than from other procedures, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Arthroplasty.

Study Identifies Patients at Risk for In-Hospital Falls

Investigators from Hospital for Special Surgery have identified factors that are associated with an increased risk of in-hospital falls after total hip or knee replacement surgery.

Study Identifies Patients at Increased Risk of Morbidity and Mortality after Bilateral Knee Replacement Surgery

A new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery has identified patients who are at a higher risk of morbidity and mortality when undergoing knee replacement surgery in both legs at the same time.

What to expect in hip and knee replacement surgery

Every year, nearly 200,000 people decide to do something about the pain in their hip and undergo hip replacement surgery. But what they expect after surgery is sometimes different than what the surgeon thinks is possible.

Fausto Liz undergoes operation at Hospital for Special Surgery

The attorney Fausto Liz, who is the secretary of Cooperación Internacional del Partido Revolucionario Dominicano, will be operated on this Wednesday in the United States for a hip replacement.

Knee Surgeon's Expectations May Differ From Yours

Doctors and patients often have different expectations for knee and hip replacement surgery, and steps should be taken to close that gap, a new study shows.

Hip and Knee Pain: When is it Time to Consider Surgery?

In early stages of arthritis, pain relief can be obtained from acetaminophen and anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin, naproxen and ibuprofen or, for some, injections into the joint.

Patient Confined to Wheelchair Finds Help at Hospital for Special Surgery

For months, Joan Campbell was confined to a wheelchair and doubted she would ever walk again. Mrs. Campbell, who lives in Binghamton, New York, suffered complications following double knee replacement surgery.

Patient and Doctor Expectations from Joint Replacement Surgeries Not Always Aligned

While physicians strive to set realistic expectations for patients undergoing knee and hip joint replacements, a new study reveals that doctor and patient expectations are sometimes not aligned.

The stiff knee: A frustrating, post Total Knee Arthroplasty challenge

Douglas W. Jackson, MD, Chief Medical Editor of Orthopedics Today, interviewed Alejandro González Della Valle, MD, about gaining range of motion following total knee replacement surgery.