January 23, 2019 / ORI Blog / Orthopedics Rhode Island
Heat vs. Ice
It’s important to stay warm this winter, but remember – not all orthopedic conditions should be treated with heat. Here’s a handy guide for when to use ice to relieve soreness and when to use heat.Continue Reading
Health / Dr. Charlotte Moriarty
Get Off the Carbs and Off the Couch for Joint Health
Our nation is currently facing an obesity epidemic. According to the CDC, the prevalence of obesity was 39.8 and affected 93.3 million US adults in 2015-2016. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, as well as osteoarthritis (also known as wear-and-tear arthritis). Severe joint pain is more common among those….Continue Reading
Hip / Dr. Thomas Barrett
Will I Set Off Metal Detectors At the Airport After A Hip or Knee Replacement?
As a hip and knee surgeon, this is one of the most common questions asked prior to proceeding with joint replacement. This is generally followed with: Do I need a card to identify myself as a patient with a prosthetic hip or knee?
The short answer to the question is….