3 Ways Your Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon Treats Arthritis
Source: PR Newswire
Almost half of the population in their 60s and 70s has arthritis in their feet or ankles. In recognition of World Arthritis Day 2018 on October 12, the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society® (AOFAS) raises awareness for this painful condition and offers a guide to treatment options.
Increased narcotic use seen after shoulder arthroplasty with interscalene block plus Exparel
Patients who received interscalene brachial plexus block plus soft tissue infiltration with Exparel when undergoing primary shoulder arthroplasty used significantly more narcotics postoperatively and had no significant reduction in pain scores in the early postoperative period compared with patients who received interscalene brachial plexus block alone, according to results published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
What should I do if my child is pigeon toed?
Source: Medical News Today
Seeing a child's toes point inward may cause concern for a parent. However, this common and painless condition, known as pigeon toe or pediatric intoeing, is common in children up to the age of 8 years.
Seven exercises for shoulder arthritis
Source: Medical News Today
Arthritis can affect any joint in the body, including the shoulder joints. Performing specific exercises on a regular basis can help relieve the symptoms of arthritis, which include pain and swelling.
What Caused My Infected Knee and How Do I Treat It?
A knee infection is a serious medical condition that often requires immediate and aggressive treatment. When bacteria contaminate the synovial fluid that lubricates your knee joint, an infection called a septic joint can be the result.
Health Tip: Understanding Hip Replacement Surgery
Source: Consumer Healthday
During hip replacement surgery, a surgeon will remove damaged or diseased parts of the joint and replace them with man-made parts. The replaced hip should last about 15 to 20 years, the US. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases says.
Medicine balls: Exercise tools that add fun to fitness
Source: Medical Xpress
Consider working out with a medicine ball, an inexpensive fitness tool that's exploding in popularity. This weighted ball helps you develop strength, endurance and even flexibility-and many exercises are done with a partner, adding a fun dimension to workouts.
Maximal running shoes may increase injury risk to some runners
Lower leg pain and injuries have long been a problem for runners, but research at Oregon State University-Cascades has shown maximal running shoes may increase such risks for some runners.
Study: Eating Mediterranean-type diet could reduce bone loss in osteoporosis patients
Eating a Mediterranean-type diet could reduce bone loss in people with osteoporosis -- according to new research. New findings show that sticking to a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, nuts, unrefined cereals, olive oil, and fish can reduce hip bone loss within just 12 months.
Prolonged Opioid Use Before Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery Increases Risk of Poor Outcomes
Source: Wolters Kluwer
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.