Is it Time to Consider Hip or Knee Replacement? You Decide.

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Hip and knee replacements have become one of the most popular medical procedures in the developed world. Why? The training and expertise of orthopedic surgeons who perform these procedures are exempla...

Joint Replacement Implants Can Now Last Decades. Here’s Why This is Great News!

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By Karim Elsharkawy M.D. One of the most often asked questions I get about joint replacement is “when is the right time to have this procedure.” A few years ago, the age of the patient was one importa...

There’s New Hope for Stopping the Pain from Worn Out Cartilage

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In many cases, damage to small parts of the body can be responsible for great pain. Such is the case with worn or damaged cartilage. A new joint replacement procedure that uses synthetic cartilage is ...

Here’s How a Top Joint Replacement Surgeon is Fighting Infections

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Total joint replacement surgery is one of the most cost-effective and widely used interventions in medicine, according to the National Institute of Health. There are more than 1 million of these proce...

Baby Boomers are Driving an Increase in Joint Replacements: Here are 5 Ways to Improve Surgical Outcomes

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Baby boomers, that population group born immediately after World War II, are determined to keep moving, no matter what living a full life has damaged. They are fueling a surge in joint replacements, a...

The 6 Ways to Protect Your Back When Caring for an Older Loved One

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Before any commercial airplane takes off, the chief flight attendant makes the same, FAA-mandated announcement about passenger safety techniques that are to be followed during the flight. One of those...

A Recipe (Make That 5 Recipes!) for Bone and Joint Health

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The food that supplies the fuel to power the human body can also help to repair it. This is true for all parts of this amazing mechanism – from the skin to critical organs such as the heart and lungs ...

Are You Ready to Take a Hike? Here’s How to Stay Safe.

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Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt. ~ John Muir On a beautiful, warm spring morning, with a vast expanse of a green meadow below dappled in sunlight and the only sound...

The 3 Ways Yoga Can Keep You Flexible and Pain Free

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The practice of yoga has been used to help people feel better – physically, mentally and emotionally – for more than 5,000 years. It started in ancient India and was passed down orally and (eventually...

Ready to Hit the Tennis Court? Here are 3 Common (But Painful!) Injuries to Avoid

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Whether playing singles or doubles, tennis is a great way to maintain health, fitness, strength, and agility. It can be played as a sport or as a recreational activity with friends and family, and it ...