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Dislocating a Hip after Total Hip Replacement is Traumatic for Patients and can be Avoided

Osteoarthritis of the hip can lead to the need for a total hip replacement, in which surgeons replace the worn, painful and often low functioning joint with an artificial prosthesis. For many, total hip replacement results in less pain, better movement and improved quality of life. This, however, is not the case for the […]

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Endorses Move that Puts Patients in the Driver’s Seat for Physical Therapy

AARP, which is more than 37-million members strong, is publicly supporting the tightening of restrictions on physician self-referral. In a letter addressed to Rep. Jackie Speier (D), dated December 11, 2014, AARP expressed its support of tighter physician self-referral restrictions by eliminating the in-office ancillary services exception. Under the Stark law, the exception is […]

People who Don’t Allow Hip or Groin Injuries to Heal, Risk Subsequent Hip or Groin Injuries

Athletes who injure the hip or groin, sustaining injuries like bone stress fractures and groin strains, are two to seven times more likely to injure the same area again, researchers found when they looked at a collection of studies on the topic. The researchers also found higher risks for hip and groin injuries among […]

Muscle Building Linked to Longer Life among Older Adults

The more muscle mass older adults have, the less likely they are to die prematurely. This finding adds to a growing body of evidence that overall body composition is a better predictor of death from all causes than body mass index.

UCLA researchers studied more than 3,500 men who were 55 and older […]