Bursitis & Tendons A sharp blow or constant banging can cause swelling and pain in the bursa, a fluid-filled cushion at the tip of your elbow. A bursa is a small fluid-filled sac that protects the tip of your elbow. It also allows your skin to slide over your elbow when you bend or rotate [...]
Osteoarthritis As time goes by, normal wear and tear can add up. Cartilage may begin to rub together, they become rough and pitted. This wears down the socket. Inflammatory Arthritis A chronic disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout, can cause swelling and heat (inflammation) in the joint lining. As the disease progresses, cartilage may [...]
Osteoarthritis As time goes by, normal wear and tear can add up. Cartilage may begin to rub together, they become rough and pitted. This wears down the socket.
A Healthy Hip The joint is formed where the rounded head of the thighbone joins the pelvis. The joint is covered with slippery tissue and powered by large muscles. When all of the parts listed below are healthy, a hip should move easily. A Damaged Hip When one or more parts of the hip are [...]
Your Hip Replacement Surgery You will most likely arrive at the hospital on the morning of your surgery. In many cases, pre-op tests are done days or even weeks ahead of time. Follow all of your surgeon's instructions on preparing for surgery. When you arrive, you'll be given forms to fill out. You may also [...]