A variety of issues can cause knee swelling, including injuries and medical conditions such as arthritis. A person can treat some of these causes at home, while other issues require care from a doctor. In some cases, the cause of the swelling is chronic and requires long-term treatment.
Hip replacement complications include blood clots, change in leg length, dislocation, fractures, infection and loosening of the implant. People who have received metal-on-metal hips may also experience metallosis, a form of metal poisoning that causes tissue damage and other serious conditions.
The use of dual-mobility implants during revision THA has been proposed as a solution to improve stability. Are these implants really a good option for this patient population?
Dr. Samik Banerjee and Dr. Matthew Austin answer ICJR’s questions about their algorithm for determining which of the many possible intrinsic and extrinsic causes is triggering persistent knee pain in patients who have undergone total knee arthroplasty.
Based on a review of 71 studies that included nearly one million workers, the riskiest occupations include agriculture, construction, mining, service jobs and housekeeping. And jobs that demand excessive kneeling, squatting, standing, lifting and climbing stairs all increase your odds.