Common Symptoms of a Failed Knee Replacement

man having knee examined by doctor

The majority of patients who undergo knee replacement surgery experience successful outcomes, with long-lasting improvements in pain, mobility, and knee function. However, complications following knee replacement can occasionally arise for various reasons, resulting in what is commonly referred to as a “failed knee replacement”. When a knee replacement fails – whether it’s shortly after surgery, […]

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What’s Involved in a Revision Joint Replacement Surgery?

woman running

Joint replacement surgeries for hips and knees are usually very successful, lasting for decades without complications. Many of my patients who have undergone a primary joint replacement surgery enjoy increased mobility and relief from pain. In some cases, however, an implant develops a problem that necessitates re-operation or revision joint replacement surgery. What is revision […]

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When is it Time to See a Doctor for Hip Pain?

man suffering from hip pain

Hip pain is one of the commonest reasons for which patients come to see me. Usually patients with true hip joint pain suffer from pain located in the groin, but they can also have buttock pain, pain on the side of the hip, and pain in the knee below. Pain traveling down the back of […]

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Who is a Candidate for Partial Knee Replacement?

woman playing tennis

Knee pain is the most common reason for which patients come to see me. They commonly tell me that their knee pain interferes with their everyday activities and the recreational activities they love.  Oftentimes, their sleep is affected too. My job is to identify the exact source of their knee pain, give them an accurate […]

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Returning to Sports Following Joint Replacement Surgery

man on bike

Many of my patients enjoy playing a variety of sports. Often symptoms of hip and knee arthritis are exacerbated by these activities, and the pain and joint dysfunction experienced during sports are common reasons for patients to come see me for an evaluation of their hips and knees. When there is significant arthritis in a […]

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Are You a Good Candidate For Joint Replacement?

Hip in need of joint replacement

Having a painful knee or hip can greatly interfere with your daily activities and your overall quality of life. Depending on your diagnosis, partial joint replacement surgery or total joint replacement surgery may be the solution to return you to your healthy, active life. The success of joint replacement surgery is reflected in how commonly […]

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Alexander S. McLawhorn, MD Launches New Website

Dr. Alex McLawhorn's new website

Alexander S. McLawhorn, MD, knee and hip joint reconstruction specialist serving New York City and Stamford, Connecticut, is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new website. The new site includes features such as this blog, which will be updated regularly with content related to hip and knee conditions, joint reconstruction & more. We […]

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