Anne C. Poinier MD

Osteotomy for Osteoarthritis

Covers surgery (osteotomy) to remove a wedge of bone near a damaged joint. Looks at why it is done and what to expect after surgery. Covers physical therapy. Includes info on how well it works and the risks of surgery.

Arthritis: Should I Have Shoulder Replacement Surgery?

Guides through decision to have shoulder replacement surgery. Discusses what happens in shoulder replacement and what to expect after surgery. Also covers other treatments that you might try to manage osteoarthritis. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.


Cartilage is a type of firm, thick, slippery tissue that coats the ends of bones where they meet with other bones to form a joint. Cartilage lines the joint space between bones throughout the body, and it acts as a protective cushion between bones to absorb the stress applied to joints during movement. Cartilage is made…

Hip replacement surgery

Normal hip joint Osteoarthritis of the hip In osteoarthritis, the cartilage that protects and cushions the joints breaks down over time. As the cartilage wears down, the bone surfaces rub against each other. This damages the tissue and bone, which then causes pain. The joint space in this hip joint is narrowed due to…

Artroplastia de cadera

Articulación normal de la cadera Osteoartritis de la cadera En la osteoartritis, el cartílago que protege y amortigua las articulaciones se desgasta con el tiempo. A medida que el cartílago se desgasta, las superficies óseas se frotan entre sí. Esto daña el tejido y el hueso, que luego causa dolor. El espacio articular…