Posts Tagged ‘risk’

How do you feel about “rocker bottom” (ie- MBT, Sketcher’s Shape Up, etc) shoes for people with hip or knee issues?

It really depends on how your body reacts to wearing them. Walking mechanics can vary greatly from person-to-person. On average, your natural foot position is in a few degrees of “plantar-flexion”, meaning that a slightly raised heel in a shoe’s foot-bed would be the most supportive and natural for walking. Most walking/comfort shoes are designed […]

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What is the best bearing-material for my total hip replacement?

This is a topic of much debate right now among surgeons. Probably the best answer is this: There is no perfect bearing surface. That is why there are so many options currently available. I try to carefully select a bearing surface that best utilizes the potential benefits against the potential shortcomings. Here are some common […]

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