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    1. Capsaicin for Osteoarthritis - Health Tools

      Tools to help you make decisions about hip replacement surgery.

    2. Osteoarthritis - Topic Overview

      What is osteoarthritis?Healthy joints help your body move, bend, and twist. Knees glide up and down stairs without creaking or crunching. Hips move you along on a walk without a complaint. But when osteoarthritis affects your joints, such simple, everyday movements can hurt. Taking the stairs can be painful. Walking a few steps, opening a door, and even combing your hair can be hard. ...

    3. Acetaminophen for Osteoarthritis

      Drug details for Acetaminophen for osteoarthritis.

    4. 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 ...

    5. Osteoarthritis Prevention

      WebMD explains ways to help prevent the development of osteoarthritis (OA), including weight control and exercise.

    6. Diagnosing Arthritis

      Find out what tests are used to diagnose arthritis.

    7. Arthritis and X-Rays

      WebMD tells you how X-rays are used to diagnose arthritis.

    8. Capsaicin for Osteoarthritis - 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 ...

    9. Osteotomy for Osteoarthritis

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

    10. Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty - Topic Overview

      Hip resurfacing arthroplasty is surgery that replaces the damaged outer surfaces of the femoral head found at the top of the thighbone and,if necessary,the cup-shaped socket where the thighbone meets the pelvis in the hip joint. This surgery was done in the 1970s. But its use decreased,because the parts used to replace the joint surfaces did not hold up well. Now,doctors are using new ...

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