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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You may not be able to totally eliminate knee pain, but you have plenty of weapons to reduce the discomfort enough to carry on normal daily activities.
“Today, a variety of effective interventions are available for persistent knee problems, and many of these can greatly improve pain, mobility, and quality of
Pain behind the knee can be caused by a variety of conditions, the vast majority of which are injury-related. Some systemic diseases, however, can cause pain-behind-knee symptoms, and some life-threatening diseases also can be a source.
Here, we take a closer look at injuries as well as diseases that might lead
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
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
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Knee pain becomes an all-too-common ailment as you age. In fact, one-third of doctor’s visits for muscle and bone pain are knee-related. Yet for many older adults, achy knees and growing lack of mobility are often the result of osteoarthritis (OA). “This is an age-related ‘wear and tear’ type of
Thirty-four percent of knee replacements performed over a 20-year period were classified as “inappropriate” in a study published online in the June 30, 2014, edition of Arthritis & Rheumatology.
More than 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the U.S., mostly to repair the damage caused by osteoarthritis (OA). The
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
Beware of Painkillers After a Heart Attack.
Taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) after a heart attack can increase the risk of death, recurrent heart attack, stroke and bleeding in patients taking antithrombotic therapy. According to a study in the February 24, 2015, Journal of the American Medical Association, any NSAID