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Knee Surgery

Why I Love My Knees

Sally McGraw | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Sally McGraw

They would not WORK if they were wrinkle-free. There would be very little bending possible in a knee covered in tight, taut skin. And unless you have a very specific set of genetics and proportions, there will be a saggy little bit of bonus leg perched atop your kneecap.

3 Ways To Ward Off Knee Pain

Posted 09.13.2013 | Fifty

In the last few years, the number of knee surgeries has skyrocketed. An analysis by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality found that knee rep...

The Joys of Knee Surgery

Dori Hartley | Posted 10.01.2013 | Comedy
Dori Hartley

I can't really say there's anything stranger or less understandable than having your surgeon approach you minutes after you've woken up in the recovery room to tell you exactly what he just did to your completely immobilized naked body.

To Knee or Not to Knee: Three Things to Consider Before You Say, 'I Want a Knee Replacement'

Martha Nelson | Posted 06.26.2013 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

Now on the other side of the decision, here are the three things I think are important to understand as you decide whether to have knee replacement surgery.

This Surgery Improves Sex Life For Chronic Pain Sufferers

Posted 03.19.2013 | Fifty

Osteoarthritis-related joint replacement surgery -- particularly for knees and hips -- has another bonus besides decreasing chronic pain: it can impr...

Physical Therapy, Surgery Both Prove Good For Knee Repair

AP | MARLYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living

You might not want to rush into knee surgery. Physical therapy can be just as good for a common injury and at far less cost and risk, the most rigorou...

On Knee Surgery, Mammograms, and Turning Into My Father

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Davis Schneiderman

So here I am, waiting for the arthroscopy that will cut away the torn meniscus of my other knee and advance me toward premature arthritis. I should have seen that beyond the end of the long jump sand pit, but I didn't. I am using this week of waiting to reflect upon my changed condition.

The Secret To Wearing Stilettos Post 50

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 02.21.2013 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I'm having a rough time accepting that I'll never again be able to wear those beautiful sleek stilettos that I enjoyed when I was young -- stilettos that my father accurately predicted would ruin my feet and aid in cultivating bunions and hammer toes.

Orthopedic Surgery: Women on the Rise in a Male-Dominated Field

Dr. Mary I. O'Connor | Posted 10.03.2012 | Women
Dr. Mary I. O'Connor

As the population continues to age, the need for orthopedic surgeons will increase. In order to continue to attract the best and the brightest, orthopedics needs to attract women students.

Baby Boomers With 'Fix-Me-Itis'

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 07.22.2011 | Healthy Living

SAN DIEGO — We're becoming a nation of bum knees, worn-out hips and sore shoulders, and it's not just the Medicare set. Baby boomer bones and jo...

Knee Replacement Implant: Approval Revoked By FDA

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Almost two years ago, the Food and Drug Administration ignored the advice of its scientists and approved a knee implant after being...