Knee replacements are common among older adults with painful joint arthritis. It has been assumed that the decrease in pain after recovery from joint replacement surgery translates into improved motion, strength, and function. But physical therapists working with these patients have noticed problems with climbing stairs and a slower walking speed long after recovery and rehab. Rehabilitation researchers around the world have confirmed these observations. Measures of muscle strength, CT scans showing muscle cross section, walking speed, and time to complete stairs have provided quantifiable evidence to back up this finding. Now similar results have been observed in patients who have a unilateral knee replacement (UKR). Unilateral knee replacement refers to an implant for half of the joint. Usually the medial side of the knee (closest to the other leg) is replaced most often because that's where most of the wear and tear occurs in many patients. In this study, physical therapists from Fin...
I was applying pressure this morning to something an had the sharpest pain shoot from the back to side side of the right side of my head. I stopped for a minute then continued what I was doing and it happened again. All I could think about was an Aneurysm. Could this be and what should I do I am scared? Joanne.
Statistically, it's unlikely to be an aneurysm, but you certainly don't want to find yourself on the wrong end of those statistics. Any unexplained head pain should be investigated. Please see your doctor as soon as possible.
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Definition Chronic unilateral obstructive uropathy is a condition in which there is long-term blockage of one of the tubes (ureters) that drains urine from the kidneys. See also: Acute unilateral obstructive uropathy Acute bilateral obstructive uropathy Chronic bilateral obstructive uropathy Obstructive uropathy Alternative Names Ureteral obstruction - chronic; Obstructive uropathy - unilateral - chronic Causes, incidence, and risk factors Unilateral obstructive uropathy usually occurs when ureteral or kidney stones block the flow of urine. Urine backs up and causes kidney swelling ( hydronephrosis ). Other causes include: Narrowing of the ureter that is present at birth (congenital), most commonly right below the kidney, a condition called ureteropelvic junction obstruction Injury to the ureter from prior abdominal or pelvic surgery Risk factors for unilateral obstructive uropathy include: Kidney stones Tumors in surrounding structures such as uterus, cervix, or lymph nodes Ureteral stones and tumors Ch...
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