The words “joint replacement surgery” can be daunting for many reasons: fear of pain, slow recovery and more. Modern approaches to joint replacement and an understanding of the facts about this surgery can help get patients back on their feet, pain-free.
Amy Kriewaldt Hudson was 21, a classical musician living in New York City and walking everywhere. That’s when the pain started, and she knew right away that it was bad. “I had to drop my bags to rest a bit, in the middle of the sidewalk,” she says.
Local athletes and others suffering from injuries and pain have a new, convenient option for treatment. In May, Adventist HealthCare Physical Health & Rehabilitation opened a new outpatient clinic in the Washingtonian RIO Sport&Health in Gaithersburg. The state- of-the-art clinic provides hands-on physical therapy and rehabilitation by certified manual therapists and sports medicine physicians who specialize in the treatment of athletic and orthopedic injuries.