Archive for February, 2012


Considering joint replacement surgery? Quit smoking first.

Posted: 02/28/2012 by St.Vincent Editorial Staff

Many of the health problems caused by tobacco use are well known. Most anyone can tell you it causes lung and oral cancer, chronic lung disease, and heart disease. But fewer people know that smoking tobacco also adversely affects bone health. In … Read more


Report: More Younger People Opting for Joint Replacement Surgery

Posted: 02/24/2012 by St.Vincent Editorial Staff

Once strictly the domain of people 60 and older, joint replacement surgery has become increasingly common among younger patients in recent years. l takes an in-depth look at why joint replacement is increasingly an option for younger patients. … Read more


Ask the Expert: Joint Replacement 101

Posted: 02/22/2012 by St.Vincent Editorial Staff

“Ask the Expert” is a new, recurring feature on Medicine & Movement. Today’s topic is joint replacement surgery, and our expert is Norman Mindrebo, M.D, a board certified orthopedic surgeon with a fellowship certification in Sports … Read more


Carol’s Story: How Knee Replacement Surgery Can Change A Life

Posted: 02/21/2012 by St.Vincent Editorial Staff

Meet Carol Henshaw. Prior to undergoing total knee replacement surgery at St.Vincent in August 2010, she was in pain almost every day. Walking even short distances was nearly too difficult to bear. And stairs were simply not an option. Now, seven … Read more


Comfort Comes First at St.Vincent Carmel Hospital

Posted: 02/20/2012 by St.Vincent Editorial Staff

Comfort is crucial when recovering from an orthopedic condition, injury, or surgery. In addition to being nationally recognized for its excellent care, the orthopedic unit at St.Vincent Carmel provides patients with a uniquely … Read more