In Many Cases, Hip Replacement Also Eases Back Pain
If you have a bad hip and lower back pain, a new study suggests that hip replacement surgery may solve both issues at once.
What Jobs Are Toughest On The Knees?
Based on a review of 71 studies that included nearly one million workers, the riskiest occupations include agriculture, construction, mining, service jobs and housekeeping. And jobs that demand excessive kneeling, squatting, standing, lifting and climbing stairs all increase your odds.
Does Medicare Cover Shoulder Replacement Surgery?
Because Medicare doesn’t typically cover elective surgeries, you may be concerned that you’ll have to live with pain or pay for the surgery out of pocket. But Medicare will, in fact, pay for a portion of the costs if your doctor states that shoulder replacement surgery is medically necessary in your specific case.