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Did Somebody Say, “Joint Replacement”?

Our bodies' joints allow us to move in myriad ways efficiently and comfortably. Sometimes, however, we develop pain, stiffness, or swelling in a joint that makes it nearly impossible to move the way we used to. Bone diseases such as arthritis -- as well as injuries and other bone disorders -- are common causes of this kind of pain and joint immobility. Often joint replacement surgery can restore significant levels of ease and range of motion, letting you return to your favorite activities. In fact, hundreds of thousands of people undergo some form of joint replacement surgery each year in the U.S. alone.

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6 Expert Tips on Using Crutches

Using a walking aid, such as crutches, is an important part of your recovery because it allows your leg to heal properly. Learning how to balance with your walking aid is one of the most crucial steps in using it effectively. Check out the following tips to learn how to safely use your crutches:

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ACL Injury Update! Interview with Orthopedic Specialist Dr. Eric Hoffman

Dr. Eric Hoffman discusses managing patients with ACL injuries before, during, and after surgery on the podcast Ortho EVAL Pal with Paul Marquis.

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