Next-generation DNA sequencing (NGS) techniques show the presence of bacterial DNA in surgical specimens of hip and knee arthritis, from patients undergoing first-time total joint arthroplasty, reports a study in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
The 12 weeks of your knee replacement recovery period are very important. Committing to a plan and encouraging yourself to do as much as possible each day will help you heal faster. Rehabilitation begins right after you wake up from surgery.
Getting a new knee or hip can be life-changing, but first you have to get through the recovery after surgery. Experts say a combination of the right medications and some other tips will make it easier.
A study of over 26,000 middle-aged UK women reveals those with a vegetarian diet had a 33% higher risk of hip fracture compared to regular meat-eaters.
Patellofemoral arthritis is a form of knee arthritis. It affects the joint where the kneecap meets the thighbone. People with patellofemoral arthritis may experience pain and stiffness in the knee, difficulty walking, and other symptoms that impact their quality of life.