Reducing opioid use prior to joint replacement surgery linked to better outcomes

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The use of opioids (narcotic pain medication), often prescribed for chronic musculoskeletal pain, has skyrocketed in recent years with 98 percent of the world’s opioid prescriptions filled in No...

Obesity and total joint arthroplasty: Time to examine needs in a different light

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The prevalence of obesity in the general population is increasing. Obesity is estimated to affect approximately one-third of adults in the United States. It is estimated that 6.1 million patients who ...

Lifelong physical activity increases bone density in men

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Men have many reasons to add high-impact and resistance training to their exercise regimens; these reasons include building muscle and shedding fat. Now a University of Missouri researcher has determi...

Shorter hospital stay for hip fracture associated with increased odds of survival

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The longer a hip fracture patient stays in a hospital, the more likely that patient will die within 30 days of leaving, according to a study led by Stephen Kates, M.D., chair of the Department of Orth...

Why is calcific tendinitis so painful?

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Calcific tendinitis of the shoulder, typically characterized by calcium deposits on the rotator cuff, is an extremely painful condition that can severely impair movement and life quality. A new study ...


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