Decision aids may not reduce odds of hip, knee arthroplasty
Use of decision aids developed for shared decision-making does not appear to reduce the odds of hip and knee arthroplasty in patients with osteoarthritis, according to a study published in the January issue of Health Affairs.
Should you exercise when you're sick?
The winter cold and flu season may try to knock out your new year's plans to get or stay healthy, but the good news is you can fight back.
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.
A dislocation of the kneecap occurs when the patella comes completely out of its groove on the end of the thigh bone (femur), and comes to rest on the outside of the knee joint. Kneecap dislocations usually occur as a significant injury the first time the injury occurs, but the kneecap may dislocate much more easily thereafter.
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.
Source:Medical News Today
Recommendations to prevent secondary fractures in adults 65+ with osteoporosis
A multistakeholder coalition assembled by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) has issued clinical recommendations for the optimal prevention of secondary fracture among people aged 65 years and older with a hip or vertebral fracture—the most serious complication associated with osteoporosis.
Physical activity in lessons improves students' attainment
Students who take part in physical exercises like star jumps or running on the spot during school lessons do better in tests than peers who stick to sedentary learning, according to a UCL-led study.
Upton getting PRP treatment for knee injury
Angels outfielder Justin Upton traveled back to Anaheim on Thursday to receive a platelet-rich plasma injection, according to manager Brad Ausmus.
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.
What is claudication?
Claudication is muscular pain, cramping, or fatigue that typically occurs during exercise and goes away with rest.
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Researchers use AI and de-identified health records to identify the safest hip implants
Before any medical device, such as a pacemakers or artificial hip implant, reaches the market, it has to meet certain safety standards set by the Food and Drug Administration. But these standards are just a first step; any number of things can happen when the devices hit the clinic.
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.
Stand Up Straight to Strengthen Abs
While there will always be a place for sit-ups for ab definition, many trainers now suggest standing exercises that not only train abs but back muscles, too.
High rate of return to dance seen in dancers who underwent hip arthroscopy for FAI
According to recently published results, 97% of dancers were able to return to dance at an average of 6.9 months after hip arthroscopy. Compared with their preoperative status, most dancers danced at a higher level following surgery.
Does platelet-rich plasma therapy lower risk of meniscus repair
The use of platelet-rich plasma therapy can reduce the risk of a second meniscus failure after operation but does not seem to protect patients who have had surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament, according to new research.
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.
Diabetics more likely to experience high blood sugar after joint surgery
People with diabetes who undergo joint replacement surgery are at sharply higher risk of experiencing elevated blood sugar after the operation, increasing their chances of developing infections and other complications, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City and The Ochsner Health System in New Orleans.
Get in shape for tennis and other racquet sports
By practicing a pregame plan for these strenuous workouts, you'll be less likely to experience injuries that could leave you sidelined.
Pooch Peril: More Elderly Are Fracturing Bones While Dog Walking
Walking the dog can be great exercise for seniors, but there could be one downside: bone fractures
What Are Pain Management and Regenerative Medical Treatments?
If you live with chronic pain and don’t want to get addicted to painkillers, you may be wondering what pain management and regenerative medicine treatments are.Chronic pain can significantly hamper your lifestyle making it almost impossible to remain independent,
What you need to know about irritable hip
Irritable hip results from hip joint inflammation. It is a common cause of hip pain and limping in children aged 10 years or younger.
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What makes joints pop and crack and is it a sign of disease?
Joints emit a variety of noises, including popping, snapping, catching, clicking, grinding, grating and clunking. The technical term for these noises is "crepitus", from the Latin "to rattle".
Physical Therapy Can Keep Sports Injuries at Bay
Physical therapy helps people recover from sports injuries, but it also can help prevent them, an expert says.
Play It Safe With Winter Sports
Skiing, snowboarding, skating and sledding are great ways to have winter fun, but be sure to take steps to reduce your risk of injuries, experts say.
Fractures have long-term impacts on quality of life in older people
Single and multiple hip, vertebral, and rib fractures strongly affect the quality of life of older adults over a prolonged period of time, according to a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.
Hip Replacement Surgery Dos and Don’ts
More than 300,000 people in the U.S. will have hip replacement surgery this year, followed by weeks of recovery. But experts say there are some things you can do to speed up the recovery afterwards.
Medicine balls: Exercise tools that add fun to fitness
Consider working out with a medicine ball, an inexpensive fitness tool that's exploding in popularity. This weighted ball helps you develop strength, endurance and even flexibility—and many exercises are done with a partner, adding a fun dimension to workouts.
How Stem Cells Are Regulated
Probably the best way to cover the topic of stem cell regulation is by questions and answers that are short and to the point. The answers can then go into more detail if necessary.
Source:Stem Cell The Magazine
Early treatment of chronic hip pain in young athletes may have long term impact on health
Treating young athletes with chronic hip pain may be the key to slowing or halting the progression of degenerative hip disease. Recently, increased understanding of hip structural abnormalities has allowed specialists to better identify underlying hip conditions that previously went unrecognized and to more accurately diagnose hip problems in children, teens and young adults.
Strong Workout, Stronger Recovery!
The American Heart Association says that running is good for your heart. But for every 100 hours of running, the average runner will sustain at least one injury. But, there are things you can do after a run to cut the risk of a future injury.
Risk factors associated with revision for prosthetic joint infection after hip replacement
Researchers from the Musculoskeletal Research Unit at the University of Bristol have identified the most important risk factors for developing severe infection after hip replacement.
Stem Cell Therapy vs. Surgery
In recent years, there have been dramatic advances in stem cell therapy. The treatments are more effective than ever before. Stem cell treatments are also used to treat an increasing number of diseases, such as: diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s. Increasingly, stem cell therapy is being used instead of surgery to treat a variety of issues, from joint replacement to ligament and tendon damage. This raises a question for doctors and patients: Stem cell vs surgery? This article will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of the two approaches.
Source:Stem Cell The Magazine
Maximal running shoes may increase injury risk to some runners
Lower leg pain and injuries have long been a problem for runners, but research at Oregon State University-Cascades has shown maximal running shoes may increase such risks for some runners.
Prolonged opioid use before knee or hip replacement surgery increases risk of poor outcomes
Patients who take prescription opioids for more than 60 days before total knee or hip replacement surgery are at significantly higher risk of being readmitted to the hospital and of undergoing repeat joint-replacement surgery, compared to patients with no preoperative opioid use, reports a study in the July 18 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
Joint Replacement: 5 Benefits of Outpatient Surgery
If your doctor says you’re a good candidate, there are several advantages that make outpatient surgery the best option
No One-Size-Fits-All for Hydrating During Sports
Waiting until you're thirsty to drink during sports could lead to dehydration and poorer performance, a new study finds.
Mortality down with spinal anesthesia for hip Fx surgery
For patients undergoing hip fracture fixation, general anesthesia (GA) is associated with increased 90-day mortality compared with spinal anesthesia (SA), according to a study presented at the 2018 World Congress on Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, held from April 19 to 21 in New York City.
Depressive symptoms associated with disease severity in patients with knee osteoarthritis
The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate that among individuals with radiographic knee osteoarthritis (OA), decreased physical performance and greater structural disease severity are associated with a higher risk of experiencing depressive symptoms.
How Successful is Stem Cell Therapy for Knees?
One of the commonly treated areas of the body using stem cell therapy is the knee joint. It has been the most researched use of stem cells in regenerative orthopedic medicine. Knee pain is one of the leading causes of pain, 2 nd only to low back and spinal pain.
Source:Stem Cell The Magazine
When Can I Return to Play After an Orthopedic Sports Injury?
Recovery is as unique to the individual as is their genetic makeup – it really does depend on a wide variety of factors. However, for many common orthopedic injuries, there's usually a fairly consistent timeline for return to sport or active living.
Stem Cells for Knee Problems? U.S. Doctors Investigate
Knee osteoarthritis, or arthritis of the knees, is a difficult-to-treat and painful condition affecting millions of people. Experts are researching stem-cell injections from a patient’s own bone marrow or fat as a treatment to avoid more invasive surgeries, such as knee replacements.
Source:The Wall Street Journal
Outcomes of Cementless Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis
The objective of this study was to evaluate implant survivorship, clinical outcomes, postoperative complications, and radiographic outcomes of cementless total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in patients who have rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Blood Flow Restriction Training for ACL
As with other knee injuries, how you rehab from a torn ACL is critical to the overall success of the surgery to fix it. Hundreds of thousands of ACL repair surgeries are done every year in the United States and women are more likely than men to suffer this painful accident. We explain a very different approach to fixing this serious injury.
Aspirin as Good a Clot Buster as Pricey Drugs After Joint Replacement
Good old aspirin is just as effective as newer, expensive drugs at preventing blood clots after hip or knee replacement, a new clinical trial suggests.
Are older adults with knee pain less active than the general population?
A new Arthritis Care & Research study found that moderate-to-vigorous physical activity levels are similarly low in older adults with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis and those from the general population without osteoarthritis or knee pain.
Optimizing range of motion may prevent a stiff knee after TKA
When knee stiffness is confirmed, it can be treated with manipulation under anesthesia, which is successful 85% of the time.