Patients who take prescription opioids for more than 60 days before total knee or hip replacement surgery are at significantly higher risk of being readmitted to the hospital and of undergoing repeat joint-replacement surgery.
The part of the body we call the shoulder consists of several joints that work with tendons and muscles to allow the arm to move in many directions.
When it comes to workout routines, most people tend to focus on muscle groups that they can see or feel working immediately—legs, butt, abs, and arms.
If you are considering a total knee replacement, join the crowd. Joint replacement surgeries are among the most common elective surgeries. About 680,000 total knee replacements were done in 2014, and the number is expected to almost double by 2030, according to a recent study presented to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.