If you have arthritis and do not exercise regularly, try walking. Walking is the best way to begin the transition from inactivity to activity—even if you have arthritis in a weight-bearing joint like your knee or hip.
If you’re considering hip replacement surgery, your doctor may give you the option to have outpatient surgery. Outpatient surgery, also called same-day surgery, refers to surgery that does not require you to be admitted to a hospital. Most likely, you will be discharged home on the same calendar day as your hip replacement; in some instances, you may spend an over-night in the hospital or surgical center without being officially admitted to a hospital.
"I was just walking around, doing what I normally do," is what a dog might say after his or her walker has gotten injured. Of course, most of us don't understand doggish, doggian, doggese, or most types of dog language. But based on findings in a research letter published in JAMA Surgery, more and more dogs may have had more and more explaining to do.
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.