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  • Acupuncture Before THA May Reduce Postoperative Opioid Use, Improve Pain Control

    In a study from the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit, veterans who received acupuncture treatment before undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) reported less postoperative pain and need far fewer opioids than veterans in the control group who did not receive acupuncture. Veterans in the acupuncture group also reported that they were more satisfied with their pain control.

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  • In Many Cases, Hip Replacement Also Eases Back Pain

    If you have a bad hip and lower back pain, a new study suggests that hip replacement surgery may solve both issues at once.

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  • What Jobs Are Toughest On The Knees?

    Based on a review of 71 studies that included nearly one million workers, the riskiest occupations include agriculture, construction, mining, service jobs and housekeeping. And jobs that demand excessive kneeling, squatting, standing, lifting and climbing stairs all increase your odds.

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  • Swollen Knee: Causes And How To Treat It

    A variety of issues can cause knee swelling, including injuries and medical conditions such as arthritis. A person can treat some of these causes at home, while other issues require care from a doctor.

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  • Compression Stockings May Not Be Needed After Surgeries, Study Finds

    A new study offers reassurance that many surgery patients can safely be freed from one discomfort of recovery -- wearing compression stockings to prevent blood clots.

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