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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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  • Is Partial Knee Replacement Right For You?

    The partial knee replacement surgical procedure has generated significant interest because it uses a smaller incision and has a faster recovery than full knee replacement surgery. Partial knee replacement is a type of and minimally invasive surgery. The idea is to remove only the most damaged areas of cartilage from the joint and leave any healthy parts of the joint for continued use.

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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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