Joint pain seminar featuring Vijay Rasquinha, MD

Joint pain seminar featuring Vijay Rasquinha, MD

Restoring Your Mobility: A Modern Approach to Treating Hip & Knee Pain

Meet the Presenter

Vijay Jude Rasquinha, MD

  • Associate Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Seminar overview

Watch Dr. Vijay Rasquinha, orthopaedic surgeon at Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute, discuss how patients can make informed decisions about how to manage their hip and knee pain.

During this seminar, you will learn:

  • What causes joint pain
  • Signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis
  • Ways to manage and treat joint pain, including total joint replacement

Surgery is not a fit for everyone, so Dr. Rasquinha covers a wide variety of non-surgical treatment options, such as:

  • Diet and exercise
  • Medication: over-the-counter and prescription anti-inflammatories, topical pain relief, nutritional supplements
  • Hot and cold applications
  • Rest and care
  • Physical therapy
  • Braces, canes, and walkers
  • Cortisone
  • Visco-supplementation

For patients with conditions where surgery is an option, Dr. Rasquinha also reviews surgical treatments for hip and knee pain. This discussion includes:

  • Thorough explanations of total knee and hip replacements
  • How to decide if total joint replacement is right for you
  • Goals and expectations for surgery
  • Construction and durability of the implanted joints
  • Overview of the treatment team
  • Tips for optimizing recovery and minimizing pain
  • How Dr. Rasquinha and his colleagues minimize risks and complications
  • Recent surgical advances that help with improved range of motion and reduced length of stay and recovery time
  • “Pre-hab” to improve muscle strength before surgery
  • Minimally invasive and robotic surgery options including the “anterior approach” for hip replacements
  • Benefits of partial knee replacements

Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute

The Orthopaedic Institute offers a full range of services — including evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitative care — for illnesses and injuries affecting your bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons.

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