Osteoporosis and aging; Muscle weakness associated with aging
Changes in posture and gait (walking pattern) are as universally associated with aging as changes in the skin and hair.
The skeleton provides support and structure to the body. Joints are the areas where bones come together. They allow the skeleton to be flexible for movement. In a joint, bones do not directly contact each other. Instead, they are cushioned by cartilage in the joint, synovial...Read more
In short, rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease which attacks joints in the body. It can affect the alignment and positioning... Read more »
Q: I have been diagnosed with degenerative joint disease. I understand this is the same as osteoarthritis. It is primarily in my hips and... Read more »
Dear Dr. Krant:I am a 55 year-old man who has had osteoarthritis in my feet for 17 years. During the last 3 years it has spread throughout... Read more »
Most people would be surprised to know that total hip replacements (THRs) have been around since the 1930s. Today's successful use of THRs reflects... Read more »