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.
Physical Therapy For A Pectoralis Major Tear
Source: Verywell Health
A torn or ruptured pectoralis muscle can limit your ability to engage in normal work and recreational activities. It can limit arm use, and may cause significant pain. If you have ruptured or torn your pectoralis major muscle in your chest, you may benefit from physical therapy (PT) to help you recover.
Improved MRI scans could aid in development of arthritis treatments
Source: Medical Xpress
An algorithm that analyzes MRI images and automatically detects small changes in knee joints over time could be used in the development of new treatments for arthritis.
Stay at home but don't stay still,' researchers recommend
"The adverse side effects of the social isolation measures implemented to combat COVID-19 include an increase in sedentary behavior and physical inactivity, which can contribute to a deterioration in cardiovascular health even in the short term. Older people and people with chronic diseases tend to be most affected."
DIABETES IS RISK FACTOR FOR INFECTION AFTER ELBOW ARTHROSCOPY
Source: Orthopedics This Week
To better understand the complication risks after elbow arthroscopy, in the study“Complication of Elbow Arthroscopy in a Community-Based Practice,” researchers analyzed outcomes at a large community practice with multiple surgeons.
Rehabilitation exercises for a sprained ankle
While sprained ankles need time to heal, it is also important to strengthen the muscles around the ankle to help it recover and prevent further sprains.
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.
Dextrose injections aid knee osteoarthritis pain
Intra-articular dextrose prolotherapy (DPT) injections are a safe and effective treatment for knee osteoarthritis, according to a study published in the May/June issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.
Compression Stockings May Not Be Needed After Surgeries, Study Finds
A new study offers reassurance that many surgery patients can safely be freed from one discomfort of recovery -- wearing compression stockings to prevent blood clots.
When is the optimal time for knee surgery and rehabilitation after knee dislocation?
Surgery is typically necessary to treat the injury. But should it be done immediately after the injury happens?