Tag: total hip replacement

Do You Need a Total Hip Replacement?

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.

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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

Newsbriefs: Joint Replacement; Gout; Experimental AMD

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

Having a Hip Replacement? Preparation is Key

Hip replacement surgery is becoming more common, with more than double the number of procedures in 2010 than in 2000. Part of the increase is due to more surgeries being performed on younger patients between the ages of 45 and 54, and part is due to the growing numbers of

Hip Pain? Focus on the Little Things

Most arthritis sufferers have at least two things in common: a constant battle against pain and the feeling that the progressive disease calls all the shots (literally and figuratively).
The good news is that patients have more control than they realize. And even the little things can make a difference. Of

Hip Replacement Eases Arthritis Pain

A new government study indicates that the number of total hip replacement (THR) surgeries carried out in the U.S. went up substantially between 2000 and 2010. The rise is likely due to the increased incidence of osteoarthritis (OA) among our graying population, says Michael Bronson, MD, chief of joint replacement

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

Want to Avoid Surgery? Get Moving!

Arthritis is often known for the physical limitations it can cause. Yet, evidence is building in the case of exercise altering the condition’s impact.
Case in point: Researchers have shown that exercise therapy may help avoid the need for total hip replacement in those with hip osteoarthritis (OA). Published in Annals

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