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

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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?

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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

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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?

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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

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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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