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  • Water on the Knee (Effusion) Causes and Treatments

    Water on the knee is when fluid collects around and inside the knee joint, causing pain and swelling. Also known as knee effusion or fluid on the knee, it can occur whenever there's damage to the joint due to injury or underlying disease, such as arthritis.

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  • After shoulder arthroplasty, patients can expect to return to racket sports

    A study that specifically looked at return to racket sports, not sports in general, in patients who underwent anatomic total shoulder or reverse shoulder arthroplasty showed a 79% return to racket sports by 12-month follow-up.

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  • Implant survivorship 99 percent for young hip arthroplasty patients

    Patients younger than 65 years undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) have 99 percent implant survivorship at eight years and have low rates of revision and readmission, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, held from March 7 to 11 in Las Vegas.

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  • Baseball season is here: Watch out for UCL tears

    Spring brings with it the joy of baseball, but too much of a good thing can lead to elbow injuries in young pitchers.

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  • How long does it take to recover from a torn ACL?

    Damage to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a common yet severe knee injury. Most people who experience a torn ACL recover in 3–12 months, depending on injury severity and goals for rehabilitation.

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  • How to treat hip bursitis

    Hip bursitis is inflammation of the bursae of the hips. Treatment usually involves anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, and rest.

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  • Functional outcome measures show faster recovery with 'partial' versus total knee arthroplasty

    For selected patients with knee osteoarthritis, unicompartmental (or "partial") knee arthroplasty (UKA) shortens the recovery time for two key measures of physical function, as compared with total knee arthroplasty (TKA), reports a randomized trial in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

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  • Tennis Elbow: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

    Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is swelling, inflammation, and subsequent tearing of the tendons in your forearm.These tissues, which attach muscle to bone, can become overtaxed with repetitive use, causing an aching or burning pain that gets worse when you grip or lift something.

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  • Exercise can modify fat tissue in ways that improve health—even without weight loss

    Exercise is one of the first strategies used to treat obesity-related health problems like type 2 diabetes and other cardiovascular disease, but scientists don't understand exactly how it works to improve metabolic health. To that end, University of Michigan researchers examined the effects of three months of exercise on people with obesity, and found that exercise can favorably modify abdominal subcutaneous adipose tissue, the fat tissue just beneath the skin, in ways that can improve metabolic health—even without weight loss.

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  • Your Guide to Pain Relief After Knee, Hip Replacement

    Getting a new knee or hip can be life-changing, but first you have to get through the recovery after surgery.Experts say a combination of the right medications and some other tips will make it easier.A mnemonic, or memory aide, that's useful in this case is the wordRICE. That stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.

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