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  • Heated suit simulates exercise benefits for people unable to take part in physical activity

    Scientists are testing a heated suit which replicates some benefits of exercise without the need for physical activity.

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  • Is Partial Knee Replacement Right For You?

    The partial knee replacement surgical procedure has generated significant interest because it uses a smaller incision and has a faster recovery than full knee replacement surgery. Partial knee replacement is a type of and minimally invasive surgery. The idea is to remove only the most damaged areas of cartilage from the joint and leave any healthy parts of the joint for continued use.

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  • Managing Pain in Shoulder Arthroplasty Patients

    Regional anesthesia – specifically, interscalene blocks – have been advocated as an alternative to intravenous opioids to manage pain in patients undergoing primary shoulder arthroplasty. They’ve generally done a good job of providing analgesia. [1-3] The problem, as described by Thomas (Quin) Throckmorton, MD, during a presentation at ICJR’s 7th Annual Shoulder Course, is that interscalene blocks are associated with some pretty serious side effects, including respiratory side effects similar to those associated with opioid use.

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  • Why Leg Length Discrepancy after THA Matters – and How It Can Be Prevented

    One of the keys to a successful total hip arthroplasty (THA) is restoration of appropriate leg length and offset. Why does this matter? At the 7th Annual ICJR South Hip & Knee Course, Bryan D. Springer, MD, from OrthoCarolina Hip & Knee Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, gave 3 very good reasons

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  • How to get rid of knee pain when sleeping

    Joint pain and swelling become more common as people age. Pain in the knee can make walking, running, and other activities uncomfortable. It can also make it difficult to fall or stay asleep at night.

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  • Causes of Rotator Cuff Pain and Treatment Options

    Gout is a common type of arthritis. It’s a sudden and painful inflammation that usually occurs in the big toe, but can affect other joints. It happens rarelyTrusted Source in the shoulders and hips.

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  • Bilateral Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for 2 Different Etiologies

    Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) was originally designed for the treatment of end-stage rotator cuff arthropathy. Prior to its development, the best option for patients with this disease was a hemiarthroplasty, which helped with pain relief but was not as reliable for restoring shoulder function.

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  • ICJR REWIND: For Stiffness after TKA, Prevention Is the Best Medicine

    All total knee arthroplasty patients are potentially at risk for stiffness after surgery. The problem is, it is difficult to predict which ones will develop stiffness and which ones won’t, says Dr. Raj Sinha in an article originally published on September 18, 2018.

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  • Is Shoulder Replacement Really Riskier than Previously Thought?

    No, it’s not, despite what has been reported about a study published in The BMJ. We asked experienced shoulder surgeons to comment on the study methodology, the results, and the generalizability of the findings.

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  • Top 10 stretches for shoulder tightness

    Shoulder stretches can help relieve muscle tension, pain, and tightness in the neck and shoulders.

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