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  • Patients waiting for hip operations suffering 'pain worse than death'

    The research recorded the health states of more than 2,000 people on waiting lists and found 19 per cent were in extreme pain or discomfort.

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  • How to strengthen your knee

    The knee is the largest joint in the body. People use it heavily every day as they walk, run, climb, or jump. As a result, it is also very prone to injury and pain. When these occur, a doctor may recommend exercises to help a person strengthen the muscles around the knee.

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  • Things to Consider Before Hip Replacement Surgery

    Many people have hip arthritis, but it can be difficult to know when the right time to have a hip replacement surgery is. Furthermore, there is confusion about what to expect from hip replacement surgery. Learn the basics you need to know about hip replacement surgery.

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  • Losing 20 lb improves knee replacement outcomes

    Losing at least 20 lb before total knee arthroplasty is associated with better outcomes among morbidly obese patients, according to a study published online Aug. 21 in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

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  • How Long Hip Replacements Last

    Hip replacement surgery is a treatment for severe hip arthritis. Most patients understand that hip replacements can wear out over time, but exactly how long is a hip replacement supposed to last?

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  • Rehab After Partial Knee Replacement

    One of the advantages of the partial knee replacement is the fact that people can return to activities sooner and tend to have a faster recovery. Described here is the typical rehabilitation following partial knee replacement.

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  • 12 Common Hip Pain and Injuries in Athletes

    In the past, just about any hip pain symptom was attributed to a "muscle strain" type of injury. While this is a common cause of hip pain in athletes, we are learning more and more about other causes of hip pain that can sideline a player from the action.

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  • Link found between gut bacteria, successful joint replacement

    Having healthy gut flora—the trillions of bacteria housed in our intestines—could lower the risk of infection following knee and hip replacement surgeries, while an unhealthy intestinal flora may increase the risk of infection.

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  • Got knee pain? What you need to know about alternatives to surgery

    Arthritis in the knees can strike people as young as 45, with symptoms severe enough to limit activities and harm quality of life. What can be done about it?

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  • Joint Replacements: An Answer to Aging Joints

    Even though arthritis is the leading cause of disability in this country — affecting more than half of all 60-year-olds — today’s artificial joints are meeting and exceeding people’s expectations for a full return to regular activities.

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