Tag: hip surgery

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

Arthroscopic Hip Surgery is on the Rise—But it Doesn’t Suit All

If you suffer from chronic hip pain that doesn’t respond to conservative measures like pain-relieving drugs and physical therapy, it is possible your doctor may broach the possibility of hip arthroscopy. A minimally invasive surgical procedure, arthroscopy can help alleviate pain arising from certain joint problems. It’s sometimes used for

Hip Osteoarthritis: Exercise to Reduce Pain, Improve Function

People with mild-to-moderate hip osteoarthritis may be able to avoid hip surgery if they exercise regularly, according to a recent study published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases in November 2013. Study participants who completed the 12-week program of at least two exercise sessions weekly were 44 percent less

Driving After Hip Surgery

Q. I’m planning on having hip surgery soon. How long do I have to wait after surgery before I’m able to drive?
A. Each year, more than 300,000 patients undergo hip replacement surgery in the U.S. Those who have the procedure typically have much less pain than before surgery, and are

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