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  1. Quick Tips: Exercising Safely With Arthritis - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Osteoarthritis: Exercising with arthritis ...

  2. Osteotomy for Osteoarthritis

    Osteotomy (bone cutting) is a procedure in which a surgeon removes a wedge of bone near a damaged joint.

  3. Topic Overview

    It is important to have realistic expectations of joint replacement surgery. Replacement joints are not "miracle" joints. They will not restore a joint to the function it had before the arthritis began. Pain relief is the most dependable outcome of joint replacement. When the pain is relieved,you also may get some function back,but this is not the main goal and is less predictable. On ...

  4. Quick Tips: Exercising Safely With Arthritis - Get started

    WebMD explains how to safely exercise when you have arthritis and how to know when your pain is a sign of a problem.

  5. Exercise and Osteoarthritis - Topic Overview

    A regular exercise program is an important part of anyone's lifestyle. If you have osteoarthritis,check with your health professional before beginning or continuing any exercise so that you can determine whether it is safe and effective for osteoarthritic joints. Stretching exercises will help prevent the stiffness associated with osteoarthritis and help prevent injury. Strengthening muscles ...

  6. Knee Replacement Surgery

    Joint replacement involves surgery to replace the ends of bones in a damaged joint.

  7. Knee Osteoarthritis: When to Consider Surgery

    Learn about alternatives to joint replacement surgery to relieve your knee pain, plus how to know when you need to consider surgery.

  8. Shoulder Replacement Surgery

    Joint replacement involves surgery to replace the ends of bones in a damaged joint. This surgery creates new joint surfaces.In shoulder replacement surgery, doctors replace the ends of the damaged upper arm bone (humerus) and usually the shoulder bone.

  9. Topic Overview

    Some people may need to have more than one joint replaced-for example,a shoulder and an elbow,a shoulder and a knee,both knees,or a hip and a knee. Doctors have different opinions about what is best,based on their experience and your specific situation. Your doctor will consider many things,but the following are some general guidelines. If you need both a shoulder and an elbow replaced,...

  10. Understanding Lupus -- the Basics

    WebMD provides an overview of lupus, including types and causes.

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