• What Is Trochanteric Bursitis?

    Trochanteric bursitis is inflammation and swelling of the bursa (fluid-filled sacs that cushion and protect tendons, ligaments, and muscles) in the area near where the femur (thighbone) projects outward, which is an attachment site for the gluteal muscles.

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  • What Is a Hyperextended Knee?

    Knee hyperextension occurs when the knee joint bends backward beyond its normal range of motion. Depending on the severity, this injury can cause damage to the ligaments or tendons that support this area of your leg. It can also lead to pain and several other symptoms.

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  • Hip Fracture Dangers and Mortality Rates

    A hip fracture, more common in older people, can reduce a person's ability to live independently and possibly shorten their life as well. If you are older and have a hip fracture, reduced mobility can lead to bed sores, blood clots in the legs or lungs, and the loss of muscle mass (which increases the risk of falls and re-injury).

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  • Leg Length Discrepancy After Hip Replacement

    Leg length discrepancy after hip replacement can occur due to the size of the implants used and the measures your surgeon needs to take to ensure they are securely in place. When one leg ends up longer than the other, it's most often the leg on the side that the hip was operated on.

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  • Both high- and low-dose exercise therapy found to be beneficial for knee osteoarthritis

    Researchers from Karolinska Institutet have compared high dose exercise therapy versus low dose in patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. The study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine show that both groups had similar results.

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