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  • 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.

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  • How Long Does Hip Replacement Surgery Last and What Can You Expect?

    If your hip joint is so damaged or worn out that it’s rendering you unable to move your body the way you used to, you may need to undergo hip replacement surgery. First performed in 1969, it is considered a fairly routine procedure nowadays. According to data from 2010, about 2.5 million Americans are living with total hip replacements, most of them fully mobile despite their health problems.

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  • Joint Replacement: 5 Benefits of Outpatient Surgery

    Total hip and knee replacements have come a long way. Afterwards, people no longer lay in a hospital bed for three weeks; instead they generally begin walking at home within a day of the procedure.

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  • No One-Size-Fits-All for Hydrating During Sports

    "Drinking only to thirst typically leads to significant dehydration, which is associated with exercise performance impairment," said study author Stavros Kavouras, a professor and director of the Hydration Science Lab at the University of Arkansas.

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  • 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.

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  • When Can I Return to Play After an Orthopedic Sports Injury?

    As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, the timing of when a player can "return to sport" is one of the most frequently asked questions of me – from the patients themselves, their parents (if they're minors) and from the media

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  • Patient-specific planning, navigation system improves the THA experience

    Total hip arthroplasty routinely provides patients with greatly improved quality of life, however the process of performing THA requires that many anatomical issues must be addressed that are not predicted on preoperative radiographs.

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  • Expert Pointers for Avoiding Basketball Injuries

    Basketball provides a great full-body workout. But there are steps you should take to reduce your risk of knee, ankle and foot injuries, an orthopedic specialist says.

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  • Urinary markers predict bone problems after hip replacement

    In a study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research, investigators have identified urinary markers that differentiate total hip replacement patients who eventually develop bone tissue destruction, or osteolysis, from patients who do not.

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  • Prolonged opioid use before knee or hip replacement surgery increases risk of poor outcomes

    July 18, 2018 – 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. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

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