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To the young, the teeth don't seem important. They're hard, indestructible and permanent. As a case in point, think about how difficult it is to convince your child to brush and floss regularly! And he or she will do just about anything to avoid a trip to the dentist, whether it's for a filling, or just a checkup. However, teeth are important and they are destructible. For proof, ask anyone who is struggling with ill-fitting dentures. But there's another dental problem that we should consider. It's called bruxism. Your Dentist Can Help You're sound asleep, pleasant dreams dancing across your subconscious. You snuggle down into your pillow -- and suddenly you're awakened by a horrible sound. Your spouse or roommate or child is grinding his/her teeth. What an irritating sound. As bad as fingernails scratching across the black board. And far more dangerous. This is nocturnal bruxism - grinding of the teeth in the night - and it can have ...
Yes, you can remain active and avoid surgery if you have knee and hip arthritis. But there are certain adaptations that you need to do in order to achieve that goal. Those who do not adapt will encounter a life of pain and/or a big surgical scar. Both the knees and hips can be discussed together because they both respond to similar treatments and lifestyle changes necessary to remain active with less pain. Here are some suggested adaptations you should consider.
Take a Walk : Maybe you already enjoy walking but are finding it harder and harder to do. Walking can be made easier if you use some assistance from a walking stick or a trekking pole or two. Three or four “legs” is better than just two, and aids reduce the stress on your knees and hips. Walking can be much less painful if you follow a few simple pieces of advice like using an assistive device.
Dive In : If walking is not your thing, then try some swimming. Taking a few laps in the pool is a great way t...
Alternative Names Total knee replacement; Knee arthroplasty; Knee replacement - total; Tricompartmental knee replacement; Subastus knee replacement; Knee replacement - minimally invasive; Knee arthroplasty - minimally invasive References Crockarell JR, Guyton JL. Arthroplasty of the knee. In: Canale ST, Beatty JH, eds. Campbell 's Operative Orthopaedics . 11th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2007:chap 6. Jones CA, Beaupre LA, Johnston DW, Suarez-Almazor ME. Total joint arthroplasties: current concepts of patient outcomes after surgery. Rheum Dis Clin North Am . 2007; 33(1): 71-86. Leopold SS. Minimally invasive total knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis. N Engl J Med . 2009;360:1749-1758.
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