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  • Follow-Up Appointments After Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery

    After undergoing joint replacement surgery, such as hip replacement surgery or knee replacement surgery, there will be a number of follow-up appointments with your orthopedic surgeon to ensure that your recovery is proceeding as anticipated. While most people are interested in the actual surgical procedure, the vast majority of your appointments with your surgeon will be during this postoperative recovery process.

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  • Should You Get a Partial Knee Replacement?

    Partial knee replacement isn’t for everyone — and there are trade-offs. But for people who meet the criteria, there are advantages.

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  • Osteoporosis: Researchers find another possible risk factor

    Osteoporosis affects millions of people around the world, and it is not possible to change some of the primary risk factors, such as aging. However, more and more environmental risk factors are coming to light, and air pollution appears to be one of them.

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  • Common Cause of Pain With Hip Bursitis

    Hip bursitis is a common problem that causes pain over the outside of the upper thigh and hip joint. A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that allows smooth motion between two surfaces.

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  • Playing Sports After Knee Replacement

    Many patients having joint replacement surgery are curious about which activities are safe to perform after their surgical procedure. While doctors often recommend specific sports which should be safe and those to avoid, there is remarkably little scientific information about which are safe. Most advice is based on opinion rather than on actual data. That said, there are some guidelines to help patients determine which activities are safe.

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  • Robotic-assisted surgery can improve longevity of knee replacement

    Mr. Benfante, who lives in Yorktown, New York, says he learned that robotic-assisted surgery enables orthopedic surgeons to perform the procedure with pinpoint accuracy, and this was important to him.

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  • Study: 'Pre-habilitation' by peer coaches before knee replacement may improve outcomes

    Rehabilitation after knee replacement is an essential part of the recovery process. But what's the best way to prepare patients before the procedure?

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  • Causes and treatments for burning in the knee

    Knee joints are under a lot of physical stress each day. It is very common to experience pain in one or both knees due to normal wear and tear, physical activity, or injury. Often, if a person has a knee injury or strain, the pain can feel as though it is burning.

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  • How to treat hip osteoarthritis

    Osteoarthritis, sometimes called "wear and tear" arthritis, is a common degenerative condition. Doctors can treat osteoarthritis with medication and surgery. People can also manage their symptoms with different exercises and stretches.

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  • What to Know About Hip and Knee Replacements

    What's changed about these increasingly popular surgeries and how to tell if you need one.

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