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Team of orthopedic hip surgeons performing a total hip arthroplasty replacement surgery in an osteoarthritis patient inside the operating room aided by the latest in computer technology.

Hip replacement surgery produces an overwhelmingly substantial reduction in pain for most people who undergo the procedure. Even more promising than the resulting pain relief is that hip replacement recovery time is greatly reduced for many patients as advancements in surgical techniques, technology, materials, and medications occur. Hip Arthroplasty In hip replacement surgery, also called […]

Disc degeneration illustration showing the normal wear and tear process of an aging spine, including a normal disc, degenerative disc, bulging disc, herniated disc, and thinning disc

Though not considered a true disease, degenerative disc disease is a condition in which damaged spinal discs cause pain. The rubbery, shock-absorbing discs between each bone (vertebrae) in your spinal column act as cushions to help you stay flexible and allow you to move, bend, and twist without pain. Over time, nearly everyone’s spinal discs […]

X-ray of patient with two knee replacements and a hip replacement

Total joint replacement surgery, medically known as arthroplasty, replaces a damaged joint with an artificial one to restore proper function and mobility. Most often, your orthopedic surgeon replaces the entire joint. But in a small number of cases, replacing only the damaged part may be more appropriate. The most commonly replaced joints are the knees, […]

Female athlete with osteoarthritis holding her knee in pain during a run

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, in which affected joints exhibit pain, stiffness, and decreased flexibility. The condition can be caused by many factors, including joint injury and overuse alongside advancing age. Since osteoarthritis can’t be reversed, preventing it is key to living your most mobile life.  Osteoarthritis Symptoms According to the Centers […]

An illustration showing the early and later symptoms of Lyme disease

Lyme arthritis is a type of joint inflammation that results from the bacteria that cause Lyme disease. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) receives about 30,000 reports of Lyme disease each year, and they estimate an additional 270,000 cases go unreported. Of those who know they have Lyme disease, about 25 percent of them will […]

Medical illustration of types of ankle fractures

On average, Americans take 3,000 to 4,000 steps each day. Each step looks simple from the outside, yet internally, each employs many muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones in the hips, knees, and ankles. Disrupt any of these tissues, and you jeopardize your ability to get from place to place in your normal manner.   Those who’ve […]

3d Illustration of the Anatomical Position of the Gluteus Medius Muscles

The buttocks have three major muscles: the gluteus maximus, gluteus minimus, and gluteus medius. As its name indicates, the gluteus maximus is the largest of these muscles, but the smaller gluteus medius and gluteus minimus are just as necessary for proper movement of the hip and leg. The importance of the gluteus medius is obvious […]

A runner leans down, holding her knee, which seems to be hurt

Consistency is the key to achieving just about any goal, including athletic goals. Because being active is an essential part of overall good health, it’s important to know how to avoid sports injuries. To avoid sports injuries: 1. Focus on Flexibility It’s hard to fit everything into our schedules. In our hurry to get it […]