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Hip Resurfacing Failure Rates “Unacceptably High,” According to New Study

A controversial alternative to total hip replacement, hip resurfacing may be more trouble than it’s worth. According to a study published online October 1, 2012 in The Lancet, hip resurfacing often is prone to early failure and should not be used in women who are candidates for hip replacement.

People with advanced hip arthritis […]

New Survey on Low Back Pain Reveals Most Americans Don’t Seek Treatment

Low back pain affects nearly two-thirds of Americans. However, a whopping 37 percent do not seek professional help for pain relief, according to the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Move Forward Low Back Pain Survey.

“Most people experience low back pain at some point in their lives, but many people don’t realize they can […]

Physical Therapist-led Walking Skills Program Improves Physical Function after Total Hip Replacement Surgery

Physical therapy—specifically, a program aimed at improving walking skills—helps patients regain walking distance and stair-climbing ability following total hip arthroplasty, also known as total joint replacement surgery.

Researchers in Norway found that the physical therapy-led program’s benefits on physical function continued at least a year following hip replacement surgery.

While hip replacement patients […]

Chondroitin Sulfate Improves Function, Relieves Stiffness Caused by Osteoarthritis of the Hand

If you suffer from osteoarthritis in your hands, supplementing your diet with oral chondroitin sulfate could offer effective pain relief and eliminate or diminish the need for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). This is according to a study published online September 6, 2011 in the scientific journal Arthritis & Rheumatism. […]