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When a torn meniscus won’t heal, surgery may be needed

If you’ve been struggling with a stiff and swollen knee that may be difficult to straighten or is sometimes painful when twisting, you may have a torn meniscus. Your physician can diagnose it and will likely prescribe rest, ice and medication to relieve the pain and allow the injury to heal. However, some meniscus tears…

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Hip replacement surgery helps Louisville man to cycling world championship

Photo by Mike Gladu Push, pull. Push, pull. Push, pull. With each powerful pedal, 55-year-old Curtis Tolson propelled himself closer to the finish line. He was determined to step off his bike a champion. Not just a champion. But a world champion. Push, pull. Push, pull. Push, pull. He’d competed in this race before. Four…

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New implant allows for less invasive shoulder replacement

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a new less invasive implant for shoulder replacement that requires less healthy bone removal to anchor the new joint in place. By removing less bone, patients potentially may have less pain while recovering and better range of motion than with conventional shoulder replacements. Norton Orthopedic Institute…

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Arthritis more than twice as likely in veterans over 40

Veterans over age 40 are twice as likely to develop arthritis due to years of intensive wear and tear on their joints. The Arthritis Foundation says combat injuries and basic training, in which new recruits carry packs weighing 60 to 100 pounds or more, can lead to arthritis by injuring and weakening joints. While veterans…

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What to do about arthritis hip pain and whether it’s time to seek help

Do you have stiffness, soreness or pain in your hip due to arthritis? How can you tell the difference between being a little sore after an activity or if it’s something to talk to your health care provider about? The answer depends on the pain and how you treat it. When you have pain, try…

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What to do about arthritis hip pain and whether it’s time to seek help

Do you have stiffness, soreness or pain in your hip due to arthritis? How can you tell the difference between being a little sore after an activity or if it’s something to talk to your health care provider about? The answer depends on the pain and how you treat it. When you have pain, try…

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Norton Orthopedic Institute now offers same-day appointments

When you break a bone, twist an ankle or dislocate a shoulder, you need care as soon as possible. Norton Orthopedic Institute now offers same-day appointments for injuries and chronic conditions. Our specialists practice a team approach in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of bone and joint conditions and injuries, including: Arm and hand care Arthritis Foot and…

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Experience arthritis? Take control

By the year 2040, an estimated 78.4 million people age 18 and older (25.9 percent of the projected total adult population) will have doctor-diagnosed arthritis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s compared with the 54.4 million adults currently living with the condition. Two-thirds of those with arthritis will be women. How…

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Partial vs. total knee replacement – what’s the difference and is either right for you?

Partial knee replacement or a total knee replacement may be a way to relive chronic pain or arthritis and get you back to living a pain-free, active life. Depending on your health history, you may qualify for one versus the other. Total knee replacement versus partial knee replacement In a total knee replacement, the surgeon…

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Cold, rainy weather is a forecast for arthritis pain

You’ve probably heard someone say, “It’s going to storm — I can feel it in my hip.” Think it’s just an old wives’ tale? Believe it. Research backs the claims of people with osteoarthritis feeling weather-related aches and pains. What type of weather is worst for arthritis? Snow, ice and freezing rain sounds like a…

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Top 5 joint replacement myths

Living with chronic joint pain in a knee or hip can keep you from living life the way you want to. Do you have a reason for “grinning and bearing” the pain instead of making an appointment with your doctor? Are misconceptions getting between you and the care you need? Myth: I’m too young/old to…

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Hip preservation surgery delays and can prevent replacement

Imagine you’re in a war zone, your plane has crashed and you’re severely hurt. You’re all alone, can’t walk and if the enemy finds you, you’re dead. Then, a camouflaged angel descends from the sky, picks you up and carries you out of that indescribable torture back to safety. Jeff is that guy. At age…

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