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How Vitamin D Affects Your Bone Health

For strong and healthy bones, it is necessary that your diet is well balanced with adequate protein, minerals, and vitamins for the production and regeneration of bone. Bone health is especially important when you consider that Americans are living longer and maintaining bone density becomes difficult as your grow older. With March being National Nutrition […]

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Think You Might Need a Total Knee Replacement? Maybe Not!

When suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee, every step you take can be a painful reminder of your limited mobility. Doctors typically advise conservative treatment such as physical therapy, pain medications, and injections before suggesting a surgical solution. If these methods have failed and you are dreading the thought of having your knee replaced, you […]

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Cardio Exercises That Are Good For Your Joints

Almost everyone is aware of the health benefits of regular cardio exercises.  They make your heart and lungs more efficient giving you increased stamina and energy levels throughout the day. However, if you happen to have problems with the weight-bearing joints of your body, particularly the hips and knees, cardio exercises of the high-impact variety […]

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Is There Such Thing as Outpatient Total Joint Surgery?

Replacing an irreparably damaged joint with an artificial one used to require extensive surgery. You would also have a painful recovery requiring several days at the hospital and occasionally in a rehabilitation center. Not anymore! Provided you meet certain criteria, you could leave home in the morning and be back home by evening having completed […]

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5 Myths About Knee Replacement Surgery

Is knee pain hampering your lifestyle? Have you given up on fun activities because you don’t want to deal with knee pain that occurs afterwards? You may have heard of knee replacement surgery, but are not sure about whether it is suitable for you. Here are 5 myths about knee replacement that could be preventing […]

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6 Benefits of Direct Anterior Hip Replacement

If you have injured your hip or are suffering from degenerative joint disease causing significant hip pain and limitation of movement with little or no relief from conservative therapy, you may be a candidate for a hip replacement procedure. In the past, hip replacement surgery was considered an option only for older individuals; however, with […]

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The 5 Most Important Questions to Ask Your Orthopedic Surgeon

Most patients prefer to receive treatment from doctors who are well qualified and have had several years of experience in their field of expertise. They would also like all their options clearly explained. No one would like to undergo a total joint replacement only to find out later that a partial joint replacement would have […]

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Minimally Invasive Anterior Hip Replacement: Innovative Procedure Reduces Pain, Speeds Recovery

The demographics – and the numbers – for hip replacement surgery are changing.  According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, between 200,000 and 300,000 total hip replacements are performed in the United States each year, the majority of them on people over the age of 60. But the number of total hip replacements performed […]

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