More than half a million Americans undergo surgery for knee or hip joint replacement every year in the U.S. While the majority of patients who have joint replacement surgery have positive outcomes and no complications, as with any surgery, there are risks involved. As with any procedure, if you are
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With a little searching, you probably can find many physical activity experts and community resources to help you on your fitness journey. Whether it’s an exercise class to inspire you or a personal trainer to give you one-on-one instruction, there are a lot of options. Community fitness programs,
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
If you suffer from arthritis that has reached the stage where your sleep is disturbed by pain, and chronic stiffness and swelling in the affected joint (or joints) is impeding your mobility and/or ability to carry out activities of daily living, you may be a candidate for joint replacement.
If you’ve been experiencing chronic hip pain, you’ve no doubt considered hip replacement. It could be your best solution.
The goal of total hip replacement is to replace the worn surfaces of the ball-and-socket joint. Typically, the upper head of the femur is replaced by a metal ball mounted on a
Have you stopped doing physical activities due to hip pain? Do you have trouble using stairs or getting out of a chair? Have you tried physical therapy, exercise, walking aids and medications, yet still feel major discomfort in your hip? Then it might be time to consider hip replacement.
Wine, aspirin increase risk of gout flare-up.
In 2004, a landmark study of more than 47,000 men found that drinking beer and hard liquor increased the risk of developing gout. But wine now has been added to the list of spirits that can bring about a flare-up, according to a new
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
Evidence supporting the use of physical therapy before surgery (called prehabilitation, or prehab) to speed recovery has been building for years. Now there is evidence that prehab not only helps you recover sooner, but it also can reduce the cost associated with rehabilitation after an operation.
In the last two years
Women Have Fewer Complications After Joint Replacement.
Women fare better than men following total joint replacement (TJR), contradicting long-held theories that TJR is underutilized in women because they have worse post-op outcomes, according to study findings presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Based on