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  • Broken Hip Recovery

    Broken hip recovery can take time. Hip fractures are among the most common types of broken bones. Once over 65, a broken hip is the most common reason people need fracture surgery. The majority of broken hips occur in more sedentary, frail people.

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  • ACL injuries: When surgery is needed, and when it's not for treating the knee injury

    We often hear about pro athletes with ACL injuries. But non-athletes suffer these knee injuries, too, as a young mother from Ambler, Pa., shared with 6abc. Surgery is usually a must for athletes, who need to do cutting and pivoting moves. But non-athletes may not need it.

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  • Best Anti-inflammatory Medications for Knee Pain

    Knee pain can result from many conditions, including osteoarthritis, tendonitis, and sprains. These conditions can range in severity from a minor annoyance to disabling pain. Here are the best anti-inflammatory medications to help you obtain relief.

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  • How women can reduce the risk of hip fracture

    Increasing intake of protein and drinking regular cups of tea or coffee is a way women could reduce their risk of suffering a hip fracture, according to new research. Food scientists have found that for women, a 25g a day increase in protein was associated with, on average, a 14% reduction in their risk of hip fracture. In a surprise twist, they also discovered that every additional cup of tea or coffee they drank was linked with a 4% reduction in risk.

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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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  • It does not take much weight gain to raise odds for knee trouble

    A person does not have to pack on very many extra pounds before their risk of needing a knee replacement increases substantially, a new evidence review has found.

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  • Orthopedic surgery patients do fine without opioid painkillers, according to new study

    Patients can recover from orthopedic surgery just as well without using opioid-based painkillers, says a McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

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  • Progression of femoroacetabular impingement in contralateral hip

    New research has uncovered which factors are important when tracking the progression of disease in the contralateral hip of patients with symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement. FAI is one of the most common causes of hip osteoarthritis, but the factors controlling the progression of it are still not completely understood.

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  • Opioid-Sparing Protocol Cuts Opioid Use After Arthroscopy

    Postoperative consumption of opioids over six weeks reduced with multimodal opioid-sparing protocol for managing pain following arthroscopic shoulder or knee surgery

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  • Groin Pain: Causes and Treatment

    There are many causes of groin pain, or discomfort in the area where your abdomen meets your legs. The most common ones are muscle, tendon, and ligament strains, which often affect athletes but can happen to anyone.But other things—such as an inguinal (groin) hernia, hip fracture, hip arthritis, and even kidney stones—can directly or indirectly cause groin pain too.

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