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  • Hip Fracture Dangers and Mortality Rates

    A broken bone may not sound serious, but if you are an older man or woman, a hip fracture can be the start of many severe health problems. How dangerous is a broken hip in an older person, and what is the mortality rate after a hip fracture?

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  • Expert tips for reducing running injuries

    Most runners are enthusiastic about their sport and take steps to work out safely. But injuries like stress fractures and muscle strains, among others, are common and can sideline you, sometimes for weeks if not months.

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  • Why a Knee Replacement Can Go Bad

    British researchers have pinpointed which factors put knee replacement patients at high risk for severe infection and repeat surgery.

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  • What makes joints pop and crack and is it a sign of disease?

    Joints emit a variety of noises, including popping, snapping, catching, clicking, grinding, grating and clunking. The technical term for these noises is "crepitus", from the Latin "to rattle".

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  • What you need to know about irritable hip

    Irritable hip results from hip joint inflammation. It is a common cause of hip pain and limping in children aged 10 years or younger.

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  • Get in shape for tennis and other racquet sports

    By practicing a pregame plan for these strenuous workouts, you'll be less likely to experience injuries that could leave you sidelined.

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  • Diabetics more likely to experience high blood sugar after joint surgery

    People with diabetes who undergo joint replacement surgery are at sharply higher risk of experiencing elevated blood sugar after the operation, increasing their chances of developing infections and other complications, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City and The Ochsner Health System in New Orleans.

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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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