You may or may not be familiar with the term “bursae,” but these fluid-filled sacs perform an important function in your body. Situated between the bones and the tendons that make up a joint, bursae form a protective cushion that helps prevent friction as joints move. But like the bones
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Knee replacement surgery has become increasingly more common over the last 15 years, mainly because the obesity epidemic has increased the prevalence of osteoarthritis (OA) in the knee. More than 600,000 total knee replacements (TKRs) are performed each year in the U.S., according to figures from the Agency for Healthcare
Middle-aged and older patients who have mild arthritis and an age-related torn meniscus show no benefit from arthroscopic surgery, according to a study published August 25, 2014, in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Arthroscopic surgery for meniscal tears has been a common but controversial procedure. In the U.S., more than 700,000
Reseachers are hard at work trying to figure out what causes dementia. In the case of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), they are trying to learn the process associated with an Alzheimer’s cause. They are learning that there’s a multifactorial process associated with AD, triggered by a combination of environmental and genetic
If you’re searching for chronic heartburn and indigestion relief, look no further! Betaine HCl is among the top natural heartburn remedies. Learn what this marvelous supplement is and exactly how to take it.
Even though COPD cannot be cured, it can be treated. Treatment is aimed at reducing symptoms, preventing the disease from getting worse, improving the ability to exercise, preventing and treating complications, and preventing and treating exacerbations.
For those with COPD who are current smokers, the most important first treatment will be
Bursae are thin sac-like structures located throughout the body whose function is to alleviate the pressure or friction between bones and adjacent soft tissue such as tendons, ligaments, muscles, and skin. There are more than 160 different bursae in the average person’s body; some bursae are just under the skin
Experiencing elbow pain? To get to the bottom of it, consider the elbow’s structure.
The elbow is a complex part of the arm formed by three bones: the humerus (upper arm bone), the radius (the lower arm bone on the thumb side), and the ulna (the lower arm bone on the
Prostatitis refers to one of a number of conditions in which the prostate becomes inflamed. Prostatitis is the most common urinary tract problem in men under the age of 50, but it can affect men of any age. In fact, approximately 25 percent of men experience one form of prostatitis
Q. I’ve had migraine headaches most of my life. Does this increase my risk of dementia or cognitive decline?
A. Migraines do not have long-term cognitive effects. A study involving 286 patients who suffered from migraines compared their brain scans with scans of a control group who did not