Surgery may be considered as part of arthritis treatment when medication is no longer enough to manage your symptoms. The decision to head down the surgical route is a balancing act—you’ll need to consider your current symptoms and level of disability, and weigh them against the potential benefits, risks, and
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urgery may be considered in arthritis treatment when medication is no longer enough to manage symptoms. The decision to head down the surgical route is a balancing act. The patient must consider his or her current symptoms and level of disability and weigh them against the potential benefits, risks, and
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There Is No Safe
For severe osteoarthritis, surgeons are now creating implants for shoulders, ankles, wrists, even knuckles. If your arthritis can’t be resolved with pain meds and therapy, surgery might be in order. Let’s take it from the bottom….
Ankle Replacement Surgery?
Options to consider: Try other options, of course, before an ankle replacement.
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Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital researchers have developed a customizable soft robot sleeve that fits around a heart and helps it beat, potentially offering new treatment options for people suffering from heart failure. In animal tests, the soft robotic sleeve twisted and compressed
Hip and knee replacements are common surgeries for severe pain from osteoarthritis. But if your arthritic pain is in the shoulder, there’s a joint replacement option for you too. In fact, shoulder replacement surgery is on the rise, due in part to a newer replacement option. Until about 10 years
Q. Are there different types of shoulder replacement surgery?
A. Shoulder replacement surgery is becoming increasingly common for the treatment of degenerative osteoarthritis (OA). Shoulder replacement surgery was first performed in the United States in the 1950s to treat severe shoulder fractures, but today this procedure is a savior for those