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  • Swollen Knee: Causes And How To Treat It

    A variety of issues can cause knee swelling, including injuries and medical conditions such as arthritis. A person can treat some of these causes at home, while other issues require care from a doctor. In some cases, the cause of the swelling is chronic and requires long-term treatment.

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  • What Jobs Are Toughest On The Knees?

    Based on a review of 71 studies that included nearly one million workers, the riskiest occupations include agriculture, construction, mining, service jobs and housekeeping. And jobs that demand excessive kneeling, squatting, standing, lifting and climbing stairs all increase your odds.

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  • In Many Cases, Hip Replacement Also Eases Back Pain

    If you have a bad hip and lower back pain, a new study suggests that hip replacement surgery may solve both issues at once.

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  • Does Medicare Cover Hip Replacement?

    Medicare typically covers hip replacement surgery, providing a doctor confirms the procedure is medically necessary.

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  • What’s new in hip replacement surgery?

    There are two main surgical approaches to hip replacement surgery. The first has been in use longer and is often referred to the traditional approach, or posterior hip replacement surgery. The second type is called anterior hip replacement surgery. It is a newer and more technically complicated surgery but has some advantages over the traditional approach.

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  • Does Medicare Cover Shoulder Replacement Surgery?

    Because Medicare doesn’t typically cover elective surgeries, you may be concerned that you’ll have to live with pain or pay for the surgery out of pocket. But Medicare will, in fact, pay for a portion of the costs if your doctor states that shoulder replacement surgery is medically necessary in your specific case.

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  • THINK Knee Surgery: Knee Replacement

    It’s one of the most widely done orthopedic procedures- but as many as one in five patients or 20 percent say they still feel chronic pain or are unhappy with the results after knee replacement surgery. Now a new cutting-edge robotic system for knee replacement that may offer patients much better results.

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  • Outpatient Total Hip Replacement Surgery

    In an effort to further the ability to get patients back to normal as quickly as possible, some surgeons have started to perform hip replacement surgery as an outpatient procedure.

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  • Study finds association between physical activity, lower risk of fracture

    Regular physical activity, including lighter intensity activities such as walking, is associated with reduced risk of hip and total fracture in postmenopausal women, according to new research from the University at Buffalo.

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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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