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Haleem Chaudhary, M.D.

Dr. Haleem Chaudhary Featured on Living Senior Smart (WCPO)

Dr. Haleem Chaudhary is a joint replacement specialist at Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.  He specializes in adult joint reconstruction, including total hip replacements and total and partial knee replacements.  Host Clyde Gray spent some time with the joint replacement specialist to uncover ...


Comparing Standard and Gender-Specific Knee Replacements in Women

Knee replacement surgery is considered among the best treatments for end-stage arthritis of the knee. A successful knee replacement relieves pain and restores near-full range of motion to a severely damaged knee. When performing a total knee replacement, the surgeon must reproduce their patient’s ...


Hip Pain, Bursitis, and Athletes

There is no one part of the body that contributes so much to an athlete’s strength, balance, and speed than the hips. The hips are quite literally the foundation upon which an athlete builds their strength. Healthy hips are essential to a successful career in sports. Competitive athlete or not, ...


Questions Athletes Should Ask Before Knee Replacement Surgery

For the ordinary patient, knee replacement surgery can allow them to return to a comfortable lifestyle; However, many patients who still compete athletically at an advanced age may question their post-surgery abilities. Surgery of any kind is a major event, and for athletes it can be particularly ...


Total Hip Replacement: From Surgery to Recovery

About 1/4th of Americans report having hip pain most of the time, according to the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. While a significant number of respondents were over 60 years old, many were significantly younger than that. Arthritis has long been the most common cause of hip ...


Frequently Asked Questions about Anterior Approach Hip Replacement

Total hip replacement, also called hip arthroplasty, has become a widespread procedure in recent years due to its proven, long-term effectiveness in treating hip pain. In fact, the overall prevalence of the procedure, alongside methodological and technological innovations, has made hip replacement one ...


Frequently Asked Questions about Total Hip Replacement

The hip joint rivals the shoulder joint in its complexity. However, the hip joint is unrivaled in its function. There is no other part of the body that combines such extreme mobility with so much weight-bearing responsibility. Whether you’re sitting or standing, the hip bears the brunt of your weight. But ...


Know When You Need Surgery: Conditions Treated by Knee Replacements

Most people will experience some degree of knee pain or a knee injury in their lifetime, and often those injuries are minor and may heal on their own. However, many people experience consistent knee pain for years, often because of an untreated injury, arthritis or other degenerative diseases. For many ...


Conditions Treated by Total and Partial Hip Replacements

The hip is one of the largest joints in the body and one of its most important. The rounded head of the femur (thighbone) acts as the “ball” and the acetabulum, which is part of the pelvis bone, acts as the “socket”. Because the size and shape of these bones fit well together, the hip joint is ...


The Benefits of Partial Knee Replacements

Approximately 1 in every 5 adults experiences knee pain, with many experiencing a level of severity that makes even ordinary tasks extremely difficult. The prevalence of knee pain is primarily due to its wide range of possible causes. Ligament strains and sprains, fractures, and gout are just a few of ...


Knee Surgery: Choosing Between Total or Partial Knee Replacement

The knee joint is designed to absorb the shock that results from running, jumping, bending, and hundreds of other movements. But aside from simply allowing us to play a round of golf, tennis, or many of the other activities that we enjoy, the health of our knee is invaluable to everyday living. In fact, ...


Anterior Joint Replacement: An Alternative Treatment for Hip Pain

If your hip has been irreversibly damaged by arthritis, the excruciating pain associated with movement can interfere with daily living. In fact, depending on the severity of your condition, it may impair your ability to walk, stand up, climb stairs, or complete other necessary activities. A total hip ...


Arthritis Pain Frequently Asked Questions

What is arthritis? Generally speaking, arthritis simply means “joint inflammation.”  Cartilage, a lubricating tissue, helps provide smooth, comfortable movement of the joints.  Cartilage does this by covering the bones and preventing bone-on-bone friction.  There are over 100 conditions causing ...


Why does a hip replacement require a revision?

Surgery is not a pleasant prospect for most patients.  For active adults with arthritis, it can mean the difference between restricted function and pain free movement.  Sometimes a revision is required a few months or a few decades after a hip replacement.  Below are some of the most common reasons ...