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Total Knee Replacement and Sports

Does total knee replacement mean the end of activities like tennis and downhill skiing?

Study Finds Options to Opioid Use After Knee Surgery

Non-drug approaches that may work include acupuncture and electrotherapy, review finds

Skeletons Give Clues to Americans' Rising Arthritis Rates

Study suggests reasons for pained knees go beyond the usual suspects -- obesity and aging

Obese Don't Have to Lose Weight Before Joint Replacement: Study

It's ideal to drop pounds first, but the procedure's benefits may outweigh risk if you can't

Deciding If Double Knee Replacement Is Right for You

For certain patients, the 2-in-1 approach is a good option, specialist says

Studies Spotlight Diet, Supplements for Knee Pain

Could fiber or chondroitin ease arthritis?

Women More Sensitive to Metal Joint Implants Than Men: Study

Researchers don't know if hormones or exposure to metals in makeup or jewelry may play a part

Smoking May Raise Risk of Complications After Joint Surgery

Study found chances of repeat surgery for infection was 80 percent higher than for nonsmokers

Knee Replacement Doesn't Always Pay, Researchers Say

Less pain to begin with, less gain from the procedure, but more benefit seen in those with severe arthritis

Home Beats Rehab for Knee, Hip Replacement Recovery

Research shows patients fare well, sometimes better, if discharged home, even if they live alone

Is Running Bad for Your Knees?

Study suggests it may slow development of osteoarthritis

Knee Surgery Rarer, but Problems More Likely, for Minority Patients

More than 600,000 knee replacements a year are done in U.S.

New Treatment Shows Promise for Crippling Knee Arthritis

Small study found single shot of patient's own stem cells improved pain, mobility

Many Take Opioids Months After Hip, Knee Replacements

Study findings highlight growing painkiller addiction epidemic

Getting Active After Knee Replacement Might Raise Hip Fracture Risk

Swedish study found that people with new knees had slight uptick in spinal fractures, too

Vitamin D a No Go for Arthritic Knees, Study Finds

Supplements didn't slow disease progression or ease pain, even in patients with low levels of the vitamin

Knee Replacement Brings Less Pain, Better Function

But risks make physical therapy a viable option, researchers say

Obesity Won't Affect Joint Surgery Safety, Study Finds

Heavy patients needed fewer blood transfusions, did not have more complications

More Americans Getting Knees Replaced, And at Younger Ages

Procedure rate nearly doubled between 2000-2010, CDC statistics show

Knee Replacement May Ease Pain for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Procedure can 'turn back time' on the joints, at least temporarily, study finds

In-Patient Rehab Not Always Needed After New Knee

People do just as well with in-home physical therapy, study finds

Early, Small Babies May Be More Prone to Adult Hip Trouble

They more often underwent hip replacement surgeries decades later, study found

Weight-Loss Surgery Might Help Mild Knee Pain

Small, early study of obese patients found improvement similar to knee replacement

Weight Loss May Boost Success of Joint-Replacement Surgery

But people who add pounds after getting new hip or knee have more pain, study finds

Knee Surgery May Put Kids at Higher Risk for Future Arthritis

Small study followed up on young people who underwent procedure to repair torn ligament

Pain Can Plague Women After Knee Replacement Surgery

Study also found that type of anesthesia and patient's weight play a role in levels of discomfort

New Knees, Hips May Also Help the Heart

Joint replacement might boost physical activity in arthritis patients, study author says

Will You Need Knee Replacement? Maybe Your Hand Can Tell You

Study suggests a link between length of ring, index fingers and chances of eventual surgery

Shoulder Replacement May Help for Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

Study found that surgery to relieve pain and stiffness held up for a decade

Hormone Therapy May Cut Risk of Repeat Joint Replacement Surgery in Women

Those who took it after hip, knee replacement saw risk of second procedure drop by about 40 percent

Death Rate After Hip, Knee Replacements Has Dropped Sharply: Study

Experts credit advances in post-surgical care for lower risk

Surgeons' Group Gives Gift of New Hips, Knees to Uninsured

Operation Walk USA providing free joint replacement surgery to 230 patients

Obesity Is Driving Surge in Knee Replacements, Study Finds

Compared with seniors, artificial knee patients under 65 more likely to be severely overweight, data shows

Shoe Inserts Don't Help Arthritic Knee Pain: Study

Although inexpensive and noninvasive, treatment is ineffective, review concludes

Knee Replacement Often Beneficial for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Study

Patients did as well as those with osteoarthritis, but same did not hold true for hip replacement

Return-to-Work Rate High After Knee Replacement, Study Finds

Most physically active laborers get back on the job

Joint Replacement May Reinvigorate Sex Life

Study shows unsung benefit of the surgery may be the ability to enjoy all aspects of life more

Diabetes Doesn't Seem to Raise Risks After Knee Replacement

Rates of infection, blood clots similar in those with and without the condition, study finds

Certain Arthritis Patients Fare Worse After Joint Replacement: Study

Compared to osteoarthritis, those with rheumatoid disease had higher risk of infection, dislocation

Income May Influence Outcome of Knee Replacement Surgery: Study

Researchers suggest that low-wage earners may put off surgery longer and then be happier with results

Bone Drug Might Help Arthritic Knees, Study Says

But more testing is needed before U.S. approves it, one expert says

U.S. Sees a Run on New Knees Since 1990s

Over $9 billion spent annually on the operation, researchers say

Joint Replacement Boosts Heart Attack Risk Right After Surgery: Study

Experts say doctors need to cut chances of cardiac trouble before procedure

Joint-Replacement Failure Rate Higher for Smokers: Studies

Patients needing new hips, knees should be told to quit, doctors say