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How to Prepare for Joint Replacement Surgery

“The surgeon has to have a good understanding of the patient's medical issues,” says William Macaulay, MD, orthopedic surgeon at NYU Langone Health. People who have underlying conditions, such as diabetes, have higher risks of infections from surgery and other complications.

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Recovering from Joint Replacement Surgery: What to Expect

If you’re having chronic and bothersome pain in your joints, especially your hip or knee, a joint replacement surgery may be life-changing. However, to get the best outcomes, it may help to make a few tweaks to your routine to prepare for joint replacement surgery.

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Pandemic Driving Same-Day Joint Replacement Surgeries

After playing football in high school, running track year round as an NCAA All-American and later coaching track, Lee McGinnis eventually paid the price in his hips. “It got to the point where I couldn't even work out anymore, the pain was so bad,” says McGinnis, 71, a retired college English instructor in Wheaton, Illinois. Told in spring 2020 that he would need both hips replaced, McGinnis worried about the timing. As his wife, a retired nurse, says, “In the middle of a pandemic, no one wants to be in the hospital."

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Patients relieved to undergo elective surgeries banned during pandemic

William Macaulay, chief of the Division of Adult Reconstructive Surgery at NYU Langone Health, said NYU Langone had to cancel or postpone more than 3,000 surgeries during the peak of the pandemic, including 700 procedures involving joint replacements.

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Top Joint Replacement Surgeon to Lead NYU Langone’s Adult Reconstructive Surgery Divisionn

William Macaulay, MD, an internationally renowned expert in hip and knee treatments and surgery, has been appointed chief of adult reconstructive surgery in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at NYU Langone Health. The new appointment began on August 23, 2018.

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Hip Surgery With a Future

Dr. William B. Macaulay Jr. is one of this country’s leading practitioners of hip resurfacing. Since it is not any easier on a patient than a total replacement, he says a patient should have pain every day before even thinking about it.

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Back In The Game With New Hip Treatment

A traditional hip replacement may have limited Garlasco's activities, even after he healed. So his doctor, William Macaulay, gave him a new choice for Baby Boomers: hip resurfacing.

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