What to Ask Before Joint Replacement Surgery
Osteoarthritis is sometimes called the "wear-and-tear" arthritis because it occurs when joints and joint tissues wear down over time. While osteoarthritis can damage any joint in the body, it often affects the knees and hips.
Most Damage, Most Gain in Knee Replacement
If you have knee osteoarthritis, you can take steps to prevent permanent damage. For those with the damage done, joint replacement surgery may relieve pain and boost knee function.
No Weight Loss After Joint Replacement
Hip and knee replacements can help arthritis patients get back on their feet and moving. With less pain and added mobility after surgery, one might expect patients to exercise more and shed pounds.
Nadal Out with Chronic Knee Injury
Tennis elbow, the typical culprit that plagues serious players, is not to blame in Rafael Nadal's withdrawal from the US Open, which starts today.
Diabetes Ups Risk After Joint Surgery
A hip or knee replacement may rid you of your arthritis pain. But you may also run the risk of infection after surgery.
Banish the Pain of RA
So, your doctor says you have rheumatoid arthritis. You feel stiff and in pain, and even moving around the house is hard. Fortunately, there are many ways to deal with arthritis pain, but which one is best for you?
Falling After a Joint Replacement
After having a total hip or knee replacement, you're looking forward to a new and better life. But a having a fall during your period of hospital recovery can really set you back.
The Pain that Seems Everlasting
There is the kind of pain that happens when you stub a toe or slice your finger cutting vegetables. Then there is chronic pain, an enduring pain that can last for weeks, months, or even years.
New Knees May Lead to Blood Clots
Joint replacement surgery might seem fairly routine in today's on-demand health care system. The added risk for blood clots in the lungs following knee operations can add an extra complication.
Singing is Soothing
Before performing knee replacement surgery, doctors had to get the patient's blood pressure under control. A 76-year-old woman did not respond to the usual drug treatments. However, after she sang a few religious songs, her blood pressure dropped dramatically.