One in four adolescents experience pain in their kneecaps that, if left untreated, can continue into adulthood, leading to reduced physical activity and quality of life. With research highlighting the need for early intervention, a new trial from Deakin University's Center for Sport Research is exploring whether changing the type of school shoes kids wear could be part of the solution.
Despite decreased operative times, uncemented hip hemiarthroplasty was associated with increased risk of fractures and complications compared with cemented hip hemiarthroplasty, results showed.
Whether arising from being felled on the soccer pitch or a seemingly harmless collision with a coffee table, a minor injury to the cartilage in your knee can have major consequences. In the worst case, the weak spot gives rise to severe arthritis and an artificial knee is the only hope.
Getting a new knee or hip can be life-changing, but first you have to get through the recovery after surgery.Experts say a combination of the right medications and some other tips will make it easier.A mnemonic, or memory aide, that's useful in this case is the wordRICE. That stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.
Some people with osteoarthritis (OA) find relief from natural treatments, such as physical therapy and acupuncture. Many experts recommend a combination of drug-based and natural treatments for people with OA.