WEDNESDAY, April 5, 2017 -- Hip or knee replacement patients who smoke are at increased risk for infections requiring repeat surgery, researchers report.
They analyzed data from more than 15,000 patients who underwent either total hip or knee replacements between 2000 and 2014. The investigators found that the overall risk of repeat surgery for infections within 90 days was only 0.71 percent.
SATURDAY, March 25, 2017 -- Whether your doctor recommends surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon may depend partly on your age and activity level, foot experts say.
The Achilles tendon is a band of tissue that runs down the back of the lower leg and connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. A rupture is a complete or partial tear of the tendon that leaves the heel bone separated or partially separated from the knee.
WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2017 -- A combination of vitamin D supplements and certain dairy foods may protect against age-related bone loss, a new study indicates.
Consumption of milk, yogurt and cheese was associated with higher bone mineral density in the spine and less bone loss in the hip among older adults -- but only if they also took vitamin D supplements, researchers said.