Hip replacements are among the most common elective surgeries performed in the United States. And its popularity is increasing, according to a new study.
A new report finds that extremely obese people who have a band surgically strapped around their stomachs to restrict food intake not only lose weight but also suffer less from arthritic knee pain.
Using two or more pain control methods after hip and knee replacement surgery rather than opioid painkillers alone reduces risks to patients, a new study finds.
A doctor can present knee replacement surgery as a treatment option, but whether or not to have the surgery is up to the patient. Some patients choose to have knee replacement surgery as soon as their doctors suggest it. Others want to avoid surgery or postpone it as long as possible.
Therapeutic knee injections can reduce painful symptoms related to knee osteoarthritis. Injections are often used in conjunction with other nonsurgical treatments—such as physical therapy, bracing or medications.