Many patients who have these debilitating symptoms because of hip arthritis will elect to undergo total hip replacement surgery. However, total hip replacement is not without its own risks and concerns, and therefore many patients wonder if there are alternatives to hip replacement.
Having healthy gut flora—the trillions of bacteria housed in our intestines—could lower the risk of infection following knee and hip replacement surgeries, while an unhealthy intestinal flora may increase the risk of infection.
Patients over age 50 who underwent an all inside arthroscopic repair technique had lower rates of subsequent total knee surgery than a similar group that was only observed, according to research presented at the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting today.
The debate over how one of the most popular osteoarthritis treatments should be federally regulated could change, thanks to a Cornell University study and a new device that provides a better understanding of the science behind hyaluronic acid (HA) injections.
Arthritis in the knees can strike people as young as 45, with symptoms severe enough to limit activities and harm quality of life. What can be done about it?