A New Year Offers New Opportunities to Relieve Osteoarthritis Pain

A New Year offers new opportunities to feel better. A new year may bring new scientific breakthroughs. A new year may bring new technologies. A new year may bring new resolutions. What ever your new year brings you; let’s hope for less osteoarthritis ...
Christina Lasich, MD

Deciphering Arthritic Hand Deformities

Just by looking at your hands, you might be able to tell what type of arthritis you have. All of the joints, bones, ligaments and tendons in the hand get affected in a variety of different ways. Certain characteristic hand deformities are diagnostic ...
Christina Lasich, MD

Facts About Morning Stiffness

Contrary to popular belief, stiff joints in the morning are not just a sign of getting older. Here's what you need to know about it.
Christina Lasich, MD

Common Conditions that can Mimic Osteoarthritis

Not everything that hurts is arthritis. Although it is easy to sweep aches and pains under the general "rug" of arthritis, there are common conditions that mimic arthritis. Unless the correct diagnosis is uncovered, pain might become chron...
Christina Lasich, MD

MAKOplasty: Is a Partial Knee Replacement Right for You?

If half of your knee is worn out and painfully arthritic, one of your treatment options is to have a partial knee replacement, also known as a MAKOplasty. "MAKO" is the name of the robotic device that assists the surgeon in resurfacing the ...
Christina Lasich, MD