Tag: hip and knee replacement

Ask the Experts: MRI Scans; Surgery for Arthritis; Aromatherapy

Q. I need to have a full-body MRI scan, and have heard these can be rather unpleasant. Can you offer any coping strategies?
A. Many people do find magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tests unpleasant, particularly if they need to have a full-body scan that involves lying inside a narrow metal tube

Identifying Joint Replacement Patients at Risk for Complications

Doctors at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine have developed two new ways to identify candidates who are at risk for complications following hip and knee replacement surgery.
“There is a need to better identify and predict post-operative complications so we can intervene and provide timely follow-up care,” says

Getting Ready for Post-Surgery

You exercise, eat right, and adopt healthy lifestyle habits. But few people go through life without having to visit the hospital for some kind of procedure. Whether it is a knee resurfacing, heart bypass, or anything in between, you need to be ready for what comes afterwards.

“Surgeries do not take

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