You are probably too aware of how hip and knee pain affects your mobility, especially if you want to exercise. The bad news is that having hip and knee pain or inflammatory conditions like arthritis puts you at a greater risk of developing some heart conditions.
Using a mobile MRI truck, researchers followed runners for 4,500 kilometers through Europe to study the physical limits and adaptation of athletes over a 64-day period, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
New therapeutic approaches to repair herniated discs in the lumbar spine using novel tissue engineering and regenerative medicine strategies have shown promising outcomes in preclinical studies and target the underlying problem of disc injury or instability, unlike current nonsurgical and surgical treatments.
Image analyses of idiopathic scoliosis sufferers using a three-dimensional, back-surface-symmetry-recognition system. Top: images of a case in which a patient is to be treated with a brace. The thoracic vertebra curves by 34 degrees. Bottom: images of a case in which a patient requires surgery.
Which time of year is the best time to have total hip replacement surgery?
There are three surgical approaches to total hip replacement surgery. Which is best for you?
The overall inflammation and degeneration of the cartilage cause pain, sometimes to the point that mobility becomes a problem. When mobility becomes a problem knee or hip replacement surgery may become necessary.
So the hip replacement surgery is done, now what? Dr. Dan Albright, an orthopedic surgeon in Raleigh, North Carolina explains what happens next. He discusses what happens in the hospital and then what to expect in rehab and back at home.