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When is the optimal time for knee surgery and rehabilitation after knee dislocation?

Source: EurekAlert

Surgery is typically necessary to treat the injury. But should it be done immediately after the injury happens?

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Compression Stockings May Not Be Needed After Surgeries, Study Finds

Source: HealthDay

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.

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Dextrose injections aid knee osteoarthritis pain

Source: MedicalXpress

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.

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Does Medicare Cover Shoulder Replacement Surgery?

Source: Healthline

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.

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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.

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Stay at home but don't stay still,' researchers recommend

Source: EurekAlert

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.

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What’s new in hip replacement surgery?

Source: Reading Eagle

There are two main surgical approaches to hip replacement surgery. The first has been in use longer and is often referred to the traditional approach, or posterior hip replacement surgery. The second type is called anterior hip replacement surgery. It is a newer and more technically complicated surgery but has some advantages over the traditional approach.

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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.

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Bursitis of the Hip

Source: familydoctor.org

Bursitis is the painful swelling of bursae. Bursae are fluid-filled sacs that cushion your tendons, ligaments, and muscles. When they work normally, bursae help the tendons, ligaments, and muscles glide smoothly over bone. But when the bursae are swollen, the area around them becomes very tender and painful. Trochanteric bursitis is swelling affecting the bursae of the hip.

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Bursitis of the Hip

Source: familydoctor.org

Bursitis is the painful swelling of bursae. Bursae are fluid-filled sacs that cushion your tendons, ligaments, and muscles. When they work normally, bursae help the tendons, ligaments, and muscles glide smoothly over bone. But when the bursae are swollen, the area around them becomes very tender and painful. Trochanteric bursitis is swelling affecting the bursae of the hip.

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Waiting for or Recovering from Joint Replacement Surgery During the Time of COVID-19

Source: AAHKS

During this time of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many elective surgeries, such as hip and knee replacements, are being postponed. Whether you are waiting to have an elective hip or knee replacement, or you have just had surgery and are recovering at home, there are ways to improve the health of your joints on your own.

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Sports Injury Prevention Using the 10 Percent Rule

Source: Verywell Fit

Once you know you can safely exercise the main thing to remember is that you need to progress slowly. The 10 percent rule is a guideline many fitness experts use to help both experts and beginners avoid injury, yet they still see continual improvement in performance.

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7 Ways to Test for Tennis Elbow at Home and in Office

Source: Healthline

Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, develops when the forearm muscles that connect to the outside of your elbow become irritated. This can cause pain and tenderness that’s usually located on the outside (lateral) part of the elbow. There are several simple tests you can do to determine if you have tennis elbow. You can do most of these tests on your own, but a few do require the assistance of a doctor or medical professional.

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Surgical, nonoperative treatment of rotator cuff tears yielded similar outcomes

Source: Healio

Published results showed no significant differences in clinical outcomes at 12 months among patients with acute traumatic rotator cuff tears who received either surgical treatment or nonoperative treatment.

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Better Knee, Better Me™: effectiveness of two scalable health care interventions supporting self-management for knee osteoarthritis – protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

The aim of this study is to compare, in a private health insurance setting, the clinical- and cost-effectiveness of a remotely-delivered, evidence- and theory-informed, behaviour change intervention targeting exercise and self-management (Exercise intervention), with the same intervention plus active weight management (Exercise plus weight management intervention), and with an information-only control group for people with knee osteoarthritis who are overweight or obese.

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Vitamin D boosts chances of walking after hip fracture

Source: Science Daily

Senior citizens who are not vitamin D deficient have a better chance of walking after hip fracture surgery. The findings suggest that vitamin D deficiency could limit mobility in older adults, according to one of the researchers.

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For older people and those with chronic health conditions, staying active at home is extra important

Source: Medical Xpress

While we don't know for sure how long our lifestyles will be affected in this way, we do know periods of reduced physical activity can affect our health. Older people and those with chronic conditions are particularly at risk.

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