Arthritis & Rheumatism

Knee pain? Genicular artery embolization can offer relief

Of all the joints in the body, the knees get the most wear and tear. Decades of walking, running, sitting, jumping and other activities can take a toll on the cartilage—the smooth tissue between the bones—leading to osteoarthritis. ...

Surgery

'Prehabilitation' boosts surgery outcomes, shows study

Pre-surgery exercise and education—widely known as prehabilitation—can significantly improve outcomes for patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery, according to new research published in JAMA Network Open,

Surgery

Q&A: Cervical disk replacement

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My husband has had terrible neck pain for a few years. It has gotten to the point where he cannot turn his head to either side enough to drive safely. We heard that replacing a disk in his neck might be ...

Surgery

A new way to control pain after knee replacement surgery

In a recent study, Houston Methodist researchers presented clinical evidence supporting the safety and efficacy of injecting pain medication directly into the tibia during knee replacement surgery for better postoperative ...

Surgery

How a knee replacement impacts the planet

A total knee replacement can greatly improve a patient's quality of life, but first the procedure itself will create nearly 30 pounds of waste, about half of which presents a biohazard and requires energy-intensive treatment ...

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