These Narcotics are making me Constipated

You betcha! Here is the problem. Even the most stoic patient will need some narcotics post-op, either taken orally or by injection. All narcotics cause the bowel movements (peristalsis) to slow down and this is what causes constipation and bloating. …

What You KNEE’D to Know about Joint Replacement

This past year, over 200,000 Americans had their arthritic knees replaced. Total knee replacement began in the 1970s, and has evolved as a safe and reliable surgical procedure to help patients with debilitating joint pain and deformity. When I tell …

Welcome to Joints by Stu!

Welcome to Joints by Stu, a blog focusing on joint replacements for the community in the Delaware Valley area. I am Dr. Stuart L. Gordon, a fellowship-trained joint replacement surgeon and the Director of Hip and Knee Replacements at Cooper …