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  • Why the Material Used for Hip Replacement Implants Matters

    Designs of hip replacements and the materials used to manufacture a hip replacement implant have changed, been refined, come in and out of favor, and continue to be investigated to determine the optimal design of an artificial hip.

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  • What to know about knee joint pain

    Common causes of knee joint pain may include overuse, arthritis, and injury. A person may manage symptoms with anti-inflammatory medications or adopt some lifestyle changes, such as maintaining a moderate weight to reduce stress on knees or doing certain low impact exercises.

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  • What are the stages of hip osteoarthritis?

    Hip osteoarthritis is the degeneration, or breaking down, of the hip joint. It happens in four stages, going from minor wear and tear to severe chronic joint inflammation.

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  • Diagnosing severe hip arthritis with X-ray

    In a severe hip arthritis X-ray, the joint space is absent, which means the cartilage has worn away, and the bones can rub against each other. The X-ray also shows the development of bone spurs and deformity of the bones in the joint.

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  • Knee Pain: Nerve Block Injections May Help With Osteoarthritis

    Researchers say people with knee osteoarthritis appear to get some short-term pain relief after receiving injections of genicular nerve blocks. They said people who received the injections reported significant pain relief eight weeks after the treatment. The relief appeared to wane after 12 weeks.

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