SATURDAY, July 1, 2017 -- Summer is the time when everyone dives into yard work and takes family vacations. But all that time spent bending, lifting and traveling can strain your back, spine experts say.
An estimated 3.7 million Americans sought care for back pain and injuries at doctors' offices in the summer of 2014, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).
FRIDAY, June 23, 2017 -- Female runners with a low body weight are more likely to have stress fractures and take longer to recover from them, according to a new study.
Researchers from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center reviewed data on dozens of injuries suffered by female college runners. They found that runners with a body mass index (BMI) below 19 were more likely to suffer stress fractures than others. BMI is an estimate of body fat based on weight and height.
FRIDAY, June 2, 2017 -- Patients deciding whether to have a double knee replacement must carefully consider the pros and cons, an orthopedic surgeon says.
"Many people want to have a double knee replacement because they feel they can get it over with faster since there's one surgery, one hospital stay and one course of rehabilitation," said Dr. Geoffrey Westrich.
TUESDAY, May 23, 2017 -- If you're planning on having knee replacement surgery at some point in the future, it's a good idea to start talking to your doctor now about your options for controlling pain.
That's because new research found that when people had taken powerful opioid painkillers before knee replacement surgery, they had greater pain after the procedure.