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  • Conservative osteoarthritis therapy programme delays need for knee and hip joint replacement surgery

    With implementation of conservative treatment methods like physiotherapy and individually tailored, adjusted exercises, quality of osteoarthritis care can improve and patients can delay the need for an artificial hip or knee joint.

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  • Why Leg Length Discrepancy after THA Matters - and How It Can Be Prevented

    One of the keys to a successful total hip arthroplasty (THA) is restoration of appropriate leg length and offset. Why does this matter? At the 7th Annual ICJR South Hip & Knee Course, Bryan D. Springer, MD, from OrthoCarolina Hip & Knee Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, gave 3 very good reasons

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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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  • How to get rid of knee pain when sleeping

    Joint pain and swelling become more common as people age. Pain in the knee can make walking, running, and other activities uncomfortable. It can also make it difficult to fall or stay asleep at night.

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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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