Risk of knee surgery

Recovering After ACL Surgery: What to Expect

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), allows for range of motion in your knee. Like other ligaments, the ACL can be torn during activity—often during sports like basketball, soccer, skiing, gymnastics…

Hip Fracture Surgery Risk: Not Just Due to Age

For those who require surgery to mend a fractured hip, the risk of potentially harmful complications—including death—is higher than the risk for people who have an elective hip replacement. Although…

Shin Splints and How to Prevent Them

Shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), can be a painful condition in the legs. While this condition can be caused by various activities, a high percentage…

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Joint Fusion Surgery FAQ

Also known as arthrodesis, joint fusion is a surgical procedure for the treatment of severe arthritis pain. It involves fusing together the bones in your aching joint to create one…

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Tips to Avoid Joint Injury During Your Workout

There are many health benefits to exercise, but it’s important to remember that exercise also presents a risk of joint injury, whether acute or the result of long-term wear and…

Early Signs and Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA)—a disorder that inflames the joints and can lead to significant discomfort—often develop slowly. They may be present at one time then absent at another, and…

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Repetitive Motion Injuries and How to Prevent Them

As some of the most common injuries in the United States every year, repetitive motion injuries are of concern to athletes and many other individuals. These injuries, caused by performing…

Signs You Need a Joint Replacement

Over time, wear and tear of your joints—especially those in the knees and hips—can become painful, and if more conservative forms of treatment aren’t successful, your doctor might recommend joint…

Tips for Avoiding Common Ski and Snowboard Injuries

Snow provides an excellent opportunity for some fun, healthy exercise on the ski slopes. It’s important to remember, though, that these activities can put you at risk for injury. Certain…

Exercises After a Hip Replacement

A big part of recovery after a hip replacement involves rehabilitating the pelvic joint to regain full range of motion in the hip. This can be accomplished through exercise, which…