Here are commonly recommend exercises after rotator cuff surgery.
Your physical therapist generally would have shown you and taught you specific exercise.
Physical therapy exercises should be performed at least three and preferably five times every day. Each exercise should be repeated 10 to 15 times, with the number of repetitions gradually being increased. Positions should be held for a three to five seconds.
The initial goal of physical therapy is to restore the full range of motion to the surgically repaired shoulder.
Knee arthroscopy accounts for more than half of all orthopedic procedures performed in outpatient surgical clinics in the United States.
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The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most important of four strong ligaments connecting the bones of the knee joint. It is often injured.
Ligaments are strong, dense structures made of connective tissue that stabilize a joint. They connect bone to bone across the joint.
The function of the ACL is to provide stability to the knee and minimize stress across the knee joint:
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I have mild pain in my knee every now and then. My doctor took an x-ray, which showed advanced arthritis. She advised a knee replacement. Is this a good idea?
Nearly nine out of ten people with back pain will recover without treatment within the first month. Treatment depends on the condition that is causing the pain. Some of the conventional treatments that have long been used to treat back pain - including traction, corsets, and electrical stimulation - are now accepted to be generally unhelpful for many sufferers, though some do obtain benefit.
Nonsurgical treatments for back pain include:
Here are some reliable sources that can provide more information on hip replacement:
Associations And Web Sites
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Physical Therapy Association
Phone: 800/999-APTA (2782)
Here are definitions of medical terms related to hip replacement:
acetabulum: The cup-shaped cavity or socket at the base of the hipbone where the ball-shaped head of the femur fits.
ambulating: To walk from place to place; move about.
arthrodesis: The surgical immobilization of a joint so that the bones grow solidly together.
arthroplasty: An artificial joint or implant.
articular cartilage: Cartilage covering and protecting surfaces of bones or of a joint or joints
Here is a summary of the important facts and information related to hip replacement: