Patients often have little say about the prostheses they’re implanted with.
Health insurance costs are rising and the price of prostheses such as hip replacements are partly to blame. But there is a way to rein in costs – and give patients more choice and better devices.
An X-ray of both knees reveals a narrow space between joints caused by loss of cartilage.
When it comes to seeking out stem cell treatments for joint injuries, buyer beware. These so-called miracle treatments are often scams, so it vital for patients to discuss options with a physician.
Middle-aged and elderly people taking up exercise shouldn't be put off by joint pain. It will pass.
The good old days.
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An examination of orthopedic surgery and knee replacement showed that higher payments were associated with markets dominated by a few large physician groups.
GPs have increased their test ordering by more than 50%. Imaging for back pain is one of the key culprits.
The evidence suggests too much medicine is doing us harm, particularly when treating knee pain, back pain, chest pain and screening for prostate cancer.
No more knees up for a while.
Musculoskeletal disorders are the second leading cause of disability worldwide. They affect joints, ligaments, muscles and nerves as well as the structures that support the limbs, neck and back. The most…