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Medical Reference Related to Osteoarthritis

  1. Hyaluronan Injections for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

    Drug details for Hyaluronan injections for osteoarthritis of the knee.

  2. 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 ...

  3. Osteotomy for Osteoarthritis

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

  4. Corticosteroids (Intra-Articular) for Osteoarthritis

    Drug details for Corticosteroids (intra-articular) for osteoarthritis.

  5. Osteoarthritis: Heat and Cold Therapy - Topic Overview

    For moderate to severe pain from osteoarthritis,try applying heat and cold to the affected joints as appropriate. Experiment with these heat and cold techniques until you find what helps you most. Apply heat 2 or 3 times a day for 20 to 30 minutes,using a heating pad,hot shower,or hot pack. Heat seems to be effective for pain and stiffness related to inactivity of a joint. Try putting ...

  6. Corticosteroid Injections for Osteoarthritis

    Could corticosteroid injections be the answer to your osteoarthritis joint pain?

  7. 10 Quick Facts About Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis

    If you have osteoarthritis in your hip or knee, you should know these 10 things about symptoms, relief, exercise, joint replacement, and more.

  8. Surgery for Osteoarthritis Joint Pain

    Learn about your surgical options for osteoarthritis joint pain.

  9. Physical and Occupational Therapy for Arthritis

    A description of how physical and occupational therapy can help relieve arthritis-associated pain.

  10. Exercise to Treat Arthritis

    WebMD describes the benefits of exercising with arthritis. Learn about range-of-motion, strengthening, endurance, and other types of exercise routines.

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