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X-Ray Special: A Post-Operative Hip Replacement Surgery X-Ray

October 25th, 2010

Recently, I posted a knee replacement x-ray after a successful knee replacement surgery. I thought you might also be interested to see a patient’s x-ray after hip replacement surgery.

As you can see in this picture, it was a total hip replacement procedure.

Hip Replacement X-Ray After Surgery

To learn more about hip replacement surgery, please click here.

Best regards,


Orthopedic Surgery Learning Center… Now Available!

October 25th, 2010

I am very excited to announce that my web team just launched the Orthopedic Surgery Learning Center.

I will use the Orthopedic Surgery Learning Center along with this blog to further my educational efforts for the patient, caregiver and medical communities.

Orthopedic Surgery Learning Center

If you have any ideas as to how I can enhance the Orthopedic Surgery Learning Center, please contact me.

Best regards,


“What Does An X-Ray Of A Knee Replacement Look Like After Surgery?”

October 25th, 2010

Every so often, a patient asks me, “Dr. Gold – What will my knee look like after a total replacement?”

To help them understand the post-operative knee structure, I like to show them a picture of a knee replacement X-Ray after surgery.

That said, here is an x-ray of a patient who had successful knee replacement surgery. I thought you might like to see it as well.

Knee Replacement Xray

As you can see, the structure of the knee is restored to provide a smooth, flexible joint. Another way to consider the positive impact of a successful knee replacement surgery is to consider a before-and-after drawing. Here is a good illustration of the knee structure after knee replacement surgery.

Knee Replacement Drawing

I hope that helps you better understand the structural enhancements of a good knee replacement surgery.

Best regards,
Stuart Gold


Welcome! And, A Quick Note About My Book…

September 27th, 2010

I am not a writer; I am a surgeon.

My specialty is orthopedic surgery and I have been practicing for over 23 years. My book was conceived and written out of my growing sense of discomfort when watching friends, family members and acquaintances experience long, sometimes painful, surgical procedures without a real understanding of what they were about to go through—or what outcome they could reasonably expect in the aftermath of surgery.

Stuart Gold, MD - Operating in China, Orthopedic Surgeon

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