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How Long Do Joint Replacements Last?
Hip and knee joint replacements are typically very successful, allowing most patients to resume an active lifestyle free from joint pain. However, while prosthetic joints are built to endure a long time, they do not last indefinitely. As a result, if you're a young active person thinking about getting hip or knee surgery, there's a chance you want to know more about, "How long will my new joint last?". Dr. Cory Calendine, Orthopaedic Surgeon discusses what we know so far about the survival rates of hip and knee replacements. Read More
Rx for Stress : Exercise, Nutrition and Friendships
The pain, inactivity and isolation of chronic arthritis can double your risk for depression and anxiety. Science confirms that some of the best medicine for stress and mild depression is increased activity, improved nutrition and positive relationships. Risk factors including joint pain, arthritis, and pandemic restrictions make it more important to make those positive changes in our diets and activity each day. Read More
Must See Nashville Street Murals
Nashville is perhaps best known for it's music, but visitors are taking notice of the growing street art scene around the city. Whether traveling to the Nashville region for an orthopaedic consult at the Bone and Joint Institute or simply visiting for pleasure - don't miss the opportunity to see these Instagramable, colorful and creative Nashville neighborhood murals.Read More
Cory Calendine, MD Receives Top Doctor Award
Cory Calendine, MD, has again been chosen as a 2021 Top Orthopaedic Surgeon by Castle Connolly and Nashville Lifestyle Magazine. Castle Connolly is patients' leading resource to find trusted, quality care.Read More
Returning to Exercise After Joint Replacement Surgery
Hip and knee replacements can help many patients return to an active lifestyle. To get the most out of your new hip or knee joint, it is important to have a balanced exercise plan following surgery. A lifelong commitment to exercise and healthy lifestyle allow patients to get the best outcomes from joint replacement surgery. A balanced exercise routine should include aerobic activity, strength training and a focus on balance and flexibility. Read More
Juvenile Arthritis Facts
Juvenile arthritis affects more than 300,000 US children and teens each year and early diagnosis is vital for correct treatment and limiting disease damage. Dr. Cory Calendine, Orthopedic Surgeon, discusses surprising facts, symptoms and treatments for Juvenile Arthritis (JA).Read More
8 Facts About Arthritis
There are over 100 different types of arthritis. Arthritis can affect people of all ages and is most common in those over age 55. In the United States, 23% of all adults have arthritis. About 24 million adults are limited in their activities from arthritis, and more than 1 in 4 adults with arthritis report severe joint pain. Dr. Cory Calendine, Orthopaedic Surgeon reviews (8) Arthritis facts that everyone needs to know.Read More
Joint Pain and Mental Health
Chronic joint arthritis pain can increase the risk of mental health problems including depression and anxiety. But as researchers have learned more about how the brain works, and how the nervous system interacts with other parts of the body, they have discovered that pain shares many biological mechanisms with anxiety and depression. New research demonstrates improved mental health status following total hip replacement surgery. Read More
Weightlifting Benefits for Seniors
Moderate-high intensity resistance exercise can be safe and beneficial everyone – regardless of age. High-intensity resistance exercise has been shown to increase in bone mineral density, increase lean muscle mass/strength, and improve function. In addition, resistance training can be a critical part of a comprehensive program designed to reduce joint pain, improve bone health, and reduce risk of falls and injury. Read More
Chocolate and Bone Health
DId you know that there are some properties of chocolate that can be healthy for your bones? Dr. Cory Calendine, Orthopaedic Surgeon discusses some of the benefits of including chocolate as a small part of your joint health diet. Read More
Vitamin D, Bones And COVID-19
Vitamin D is important for good muscle health. People with very low Vitamin D blood levels are more likely to experience muscle cramps, bone or joint pain, and may be at higher risk of complications from COVID-19. Vitamin D is vital for healthy bones, muscles and immune system. Studies have confirmed that older people who get adequate Vitamin D have fewer falls, fewer bone fractures and better muscle function. Read More
Scorpion Venom: Future Arthritis Treatment?
Scorpion venom could be used to manage arthritis symptoms in the future, according to new research published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Scientists have successfully used a venom mini-protein with a strong affinity for joint cartilage to deliver anti-inflammatory medication directly into arthritic joints while minimizing side effects in other body tissues. Read More
Sitting Too Much Is Bad for Your Bones
3 Ways That Sitting Too Much Is Bad For Your BonesRead More
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Cory Calendine, MD is an Orthopedic Surgeon and founding partner of the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee at Williamson County Hospital in Franklin, TN. Dr. Calendine is an expert in Joint Replacement, specializing in Hip and Knee Surgery. From diagnosis through treatment, the Orthopedic Surgical experts at the Bone and Joint Institute use the latest techniques and technology to improve care for people with musculoskeletal problems. For more information, please contact our office or schedule your appointment today.
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