Articles by : Trevor Magee, MD

Treating Joint Pain Without Opioid Medication

Treating joint pain without opioid medication

For short-term joint pain — after an injury or surgery, perhaps — physicians and surgeons often prescribe opioid medications, also known as narcotic drugs. For long-term pain management, on the other hand, these medications are almost never a ... View More...

Robotic Hip Replacement Surgery Wound Care

Robotic Hip Replacement

Robotic hip replacement surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique. Although the prosthetic components are the same as those used for traditional hip arthroplasty, the incisions required for implant placement are much smaller. Smaller incis ... View More...

Knee Replacement Surgery and Fall Risks

Knee Replacement Surgery

If you’re having knee replacement surgery this winter, you may have concerns about falling. With all the ice and snow here in northern Utah — and with you a little unsteady on your feet — you have a right to be worried about taking a tum ... View More...

Revision Knee Replacement Surgery Causes

Revision Knee Replacement Surgery Causes

Revision knee replacement surgery is not often necessary, as most arthroplasty surgeries are successful. However, as with any surgical procedure, complications can occur, resulting in a failed knee replacement. Treatment typically requires a sur ... View More...

How Soon Can You Drive After Total Knee Replacement?

total knee replacement

In the weeks after total knee replacement surgery — also known as total knee arthroplasty (TKA) — you will likely be eager to get back behind the wheel. After all, no one really likes relying on friends, family members or public transportatio ... View More...

Is It Time to Consider Knee or Hip Replacement?

Consider Knee or Hip Replacement

Should you have knee or hip replacement now, or should you wait? Your orthopedic surgeon can make a recommendation one way or the other, but you’ll need to come to your own decision. The matter boils down to the severity of your hip or knee disabi ... View More...