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Hip Problems

Papers
  1. Hip Sac Injection Treatment (PRP Injections)
      "After initially successfully injecting many patients with tendon & ligament problems, we have been expanding use of PRP to numerous regions including greater trochanteric hip bursitis among others."

      "A 'bursa' is a small fluid filled sac that can be found in many areas that reduces friction of gliding tissues. This bursa fills with synovial fluid as a result of mechanical trauma/irritation & causes considerable pain."

  2. Hip Treatment (Health Library)
      "Hip replacement, also called arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure to replace a damaged hip with a prosthesis (an artificial joint). This surgery may be considered following a hip fracture (breaking of the bone) or for someone who has severe arthritis."

  3. Hip Treatments (PainClinic.com)
      Describes various conditions that can cause hip pain and then provides recommended treatments.

  4. Preventing Hip and Knee Surgery (New York Times)
      "The more you weigh, the more pressure on your joints, which can lead to joint damage. When you walk, each knee bears a force equivalent to three to six times the body’s weight. If you weigh a mere 120 pounds, your knees are taking a 360-pound, or more, beating with every step."

      "Studies have found a connection between being overweight and developing osteoarthritis of the knees, and to a lesser extent the hips. One recent review found that 27 percent of hip replacements and 69 percent of knee replacements might be attributed to obesity."

      "For reasons not well understood, weight is more of risk factor for women than men."

      "But a woman can substantially lower her risk by shedding pounds. One study in which Dr. Felson was a co-author found that when a woman lost 10 pounds, her risk of osteoarthritis of the knee dropped by half." 04-10

Projects
  1. Joint Pain Test (RealAge.com)
      "Take this quick quiz to find out what your symptoms reveal about the health of your hardest working joints." Also provides recommendations. 05-10

Purchase Resources
  1. Hip Electrical Treatments (PainClinic.com)
      Describes the Pain Gone Pen and how it is used. Awesome Library does not endorse this treatment but provides it as an example.

   
   


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