Karim Elsharkawy M.D.Orthopedic SurgeonTexas Center for Joint ReplacementOrthopedic Surgery
Karim Elsharkawy, M.D., is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement in the hip and knees. Dr. Elsharkawy attended medical school in Cairo, Egypt. After spending several years an assistant lecturer he relocated to the United States and completed a research fellowship and orthopedic residency at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Elsharkawy continued his training with a fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Elsharkawy has a special focus in joint replacement in the aging population and is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in England, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and Cleveland Clinic Alumni Association. Dr. Eksharkawy speaks fluent Arabic and French.
By Karim Elsharkawy M.D. One of the most often asked questions I get about joint replacement is “when is the right time to have this procedure.” A few years ago, the age of the patient was one important consideration, due to the relatively short life of the implants. New evidence has shown that artificial joint […]
Baby Boomers are Driving an Increase in Joint Replacements: Here are 5 Ways to Improve Surgical Outcomes
Baby boomers, that population group born immediately after World War II, are determined to keep moving, no matter what living a full life has damaged. They are fueling a surge in joint replacements, according to a recent article in the Boston Globe. “Taking advantage of improved artificial joints and surgical methods, aging Americans are getting […]
People who have undergone knee replacement surgery should take every precautionary measure to avoid post-operative complications or dislocation of the replaced knee. It is therefore essential for patients to discuss the details of post-op care with their doctor. Patients may also be required to make certain changes to their lifestyle and rearrange their home furniture […]
Getting older, as has been noted by many pundits, is not always fun, but it certainly beats the alternative. For those 50 years old and better, the most challenging part of aging comes from the increase in aches and pains in the body. While these pains can originate from many areas, most aches of seniors […]