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  • Fractures of the Hip in the Elderly

    Introduction A fracture of the hip in an elderly patient can be a life-threatening illness. Medical complications can arise when elderly patients are confined to bed due to hip fractures. The complications are what can turn a simple break

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  • Treating Arthritis of the Hip

    Not all hip conditions require a hip replacement as the initial treatment. Your doctor may suggest several alternative treatments to put off the decision for replacing the hip as long as possible. Using a cane may help alleviate some of your pain and allow

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  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hip

    Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in the hip typically include arthritis pain and loss of motion. Rheumatoid arthritis is a symmetrical disease, meaning that both sides of the body are affected similarly. For example, you will most likely feel arthritis

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  • Symptoms of Arthritis of the Hip

    The symptoms of a degenerative hip joint usually begin as pain while bearing weight on the affected hip. You may limp, which is the body’s way of reducing the forces that the hip has to deal with. The degeneration will lead to a reduction in the range

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  • Causes of Arthritis of the Hip

    There are many conditions that can result in degeneration of the hip joint. Osteoarthritis is perhaps the most common reason that patients need to undergo hip replacement surgery. This condition is commonly referred to as “wear and tear arthritis.”

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  • Diagnosis of Arthritis of the Hip

    The diagnosis of a degenerative hip starts with a complete history and physical examination by your doctor. X-rays will be required to determine the extent of the degenerative process and suggest a cause for the degeneration.

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  • Hip Arthritis: Assistive Devices to Help Patients With Arthritis Pain

    If you suffer from hip arthritis, everyday activities such as getting dressed in the morning, going up stairs and even using the shower can be difficult. There are many assistive devices available that may make your life easier and more productive.

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  • Causes of Arthritis of the Elbow

    The term degenerative joint disease describes a wearing out of the joint over a period of many years. Injury to a joint, such as a bad sprain or fracture, can damage the articular cartilage. Excessive pressure on the cartilage surface of a joint

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  • The Anatomy of a Healthy Elbow

    The human elbow is a hinged joint composed of the humeral bone of the upper arm and the radial and ulnar bones of the forearm. The muscles of the elbow allow the forearm to bend and straighten, utilizing the biceps and triceps muscles. The elbow muscles

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  • Elbow Arthritis: Injections for Elbow Pain Caused by Osteoarthritis

    In cases of osteoarthritis of the elbow, cortisone injections have been found to temporarily help ease the pain and swelling. Corticosteroids, also known as glucocorticoids, refer to a group of naturally occurring human hormones. These hormones

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