Knee and Hip Concerns: Treatment and Therapy
Annotation:American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of America - A good discussion of arthrography, the medical imaging used to evaluate conditions of joints, describing the equipment used in the procedure and what the patient can expect from this procedure.
Annotation:American Academy of Family Physicians - This site offers information on causes, diagnosis and treatment options for osteoarthritis of the knee.
Annotation:American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - This is a brief discussion of the treatment in which hyaluronic acid is injected into the knee joint
Annotation:Mayo Clinic - This article provides a good explanation for why it’s done, preparation for the procedure and what to expect.
Annotation:American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - This site provides a good overview of the issues to consider in deciding on knee replacement surgery.
Annotation:MedlinePlus and A.D.A.M. - This is an excellent description of the surgical procedure, the risks, how to prepare for surgery and recovery. Minimally invasive knee replacement is also discussed.
Annotation:Cleveland Clinic - This is an excellent discussion of this surgical procedure and includes information on the importance of exercise before surgery, dental care cautions, rehabilitation and home care issues after surgery.
Annotation:National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Institutes of Health - This discussion offers a comprehensive overview of the surgery (also knows as arthroplasty), how to prepare and what to expect during recovery from the procedure. It includes a section on the issue of cemented vs. uncemented prostheses.
Annotation:American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - This site provides a good overview of the issues to consider in deciding on hip replacement surgery, what to expect from the surgery, and the process of recover.
Annotation:Mayo Clinic - This is a brief description of the pro’s and con’s of the procedure in which the damaged hip ball is resurfaced rather than replaced.
Annotation:Arthritis Foundation - A discussion of options for treating arthritis including acupuncture, herbal supplements, meditation and other therapies.
Annotation:National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health - This is a good presentation of issues to consider when thinking about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
Annotation:National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health - People experiencing chronic pain often turn to complementary and alternative medicine for relief. This article highlights the research status for various CAM therapies used for pain control. Also included are guidelines for those considering CAM for common types of chronic pain.
Annotation:National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health - Included in this excellent article is information on treatment options including a description of how acupuncture works, how to find a practitioner, and what to expect from a treatment session.
Annotation:National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, NIH - This article discusses federal regulation of nutritional supplements, sources of reliable information on supplements, and safety concerns.
Annotation:Mayo Clinic - The gentle movements of tai chi reduce stress and offer other health benefits.
Annotation:National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), National Institutes of Health - An educational video that features tai chi and qi gong as an activity to enhance wellness. See also the fact sheet Tai Chi: An Introduction <http://nccam.nih.gov/health/taichi/introduction.htm>.
Annotation:Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center - Physical activity is an important part of arthritis treatment. This article includes relevant questions to ask when considering a yoga class, what poses should not be done, what the benefits of yoga are, and what to expect in the class.
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