The readers of Lancaster County Magazine have spoken and the results are in! Dr. Westphal has been named LANCASTER COUNTY’S #1 ORTHOPEDIC PHYSICIAN in the Best of Lancaster awards! At Westphal Orthopedics, we believe in a kinder, gentler approach to medicine. One that involves our patients in every decision that is made, and one […]
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You’ve decided that the pain and stiffness in your knee has gotten bad enough to consider a total joint replacement, but you’re concerned about the recovery and what life will be like after surgery. Most patients are pleasantly surprised at how quickly they recover and are able to return to their normal activities. Recovery […]
Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of joint pain, particularly in weight bearing joints such as the hip. Ostearthritis is caused by degeneration of the cartilage that lubricates the joints. Watch this quick video for a visual demonstration: Symptoms of hip osteoarthritis include: Pain in your groin or thigh that radiates to your buttocks or […]
Unicompartmental knee replacement, also known as a partial knee replacement, is an option for a small percentage of patients who have osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. The knee is made up of three compartments; medial, lateral and patellofemoral. Partial knee replacements may be considered if a patient’s OA is confined to either the medial or […]
A rotator cuff tear may result from an acute injury such as a fall, or may be caused by chronic wear and tear with degeneration of the tendon. The most common symptoms of a rotator cuff tear are listed below. Pain at rest and at night, particularly if lying on the affected shoulder Pain when […]
WGAL News 8 recently did a story on the emerging trend of “prehabilitation” in orthopedics. Watch as Dr. Westphal and Hayden McDevitt of Hartz Physical Therapy discuss the advantages of preparing your joints for surgery.
1. Osteoarthritis is the result of deteriorating cartilage in your joints. Cartilage is the slippery tissue that acts as a lubricant between your joints. Healthy cartilage in the knee will allow the bones to glide over each other. When the cartilage becomes damaged as a result of osteoarthritis, the bones will rub together causing pain, […]
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