Tag: hip joint replacement

Q&A: Painkillers; Angina; Hip Replacement

Q. I’ve heard that painkillers can be dangerous—even over-the-counter painkillers. What are some of the possible negative effects of these drugs?
A. Most of us don’t think twice about reaching for an ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve) or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for pain relief. But if you suffer from

Considering Hip Replacement?

Our main cover article this month looks at total hip replacement (THR), which can result in significant functional improvement for older adults affected by osteoarthritis in the hip. Joint replacement is usually considered only after other treatment options have been exhausted, but it’s an area where I feel it is

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