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How an Olympian’s Hip Replacement Keeps Her Active in Her 30s

Hip replacement surgery is not just for older adults. Patients as young as in their 30s can recover quickly and go on to live more active lives. Recent improvements in surgery processes, equipment, anesthesia...

What Are the Benefits and Risks of Ice Baths?

While it’s not unusual to see an athlete sit in a bathtub full of ice after a game, everyday people also take ice baths. You may wonder, "Why would someone want to take that...

Carmen’s Fix for Mommy Thumb: De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis Is Common in New Parents

“I woke up every morning with my wrists flexed in like a vampire in a crypt,” recalls Carmen. She got “mommy thumb” after the birth of her daughter on New Year’s Eve in 2022....

Joint Restoration Breakthroughs Are Happening Every Day at Emory Healthcare

Emory Healthcare orthopedic surgeon Ajay Premkumar, MD, will occasionally receive photos of former patients—snapshots of people dancing at the wedding of their son or daughter, skiing or hiking with friends, or playing with grandchildren....

Pickleball vs. Tennis Injuries: Which Are Worse?

To the uninitiated, pickleball and tennis may look pretty similar. After all, both require players to hit a ball over the net with a racquet. But ask anyone who plays these sports, and they’ll...

Getting Back to What Matters Most: One Patient’s Hip Replacement Story

You know that feeling of walking on rocky asphalt without shoes? Sort of a sharp, crunchy sensation? That’s exactly how Nicole described the pain she was feeling, except this pain was deep in her...

Running Tips To Prevent Injuries and Get Race Ready

Runners experience all sorts of health benefits, such as better heart health, stronger bones, building muscle and maintaining a healthy weight. But just like in any sport or activity, runners risk getting injured.   Want to...

Making Carol’s “Trailblazing” Moments Possible with Spine Surgery

Carol, an active nurse and nature lover, spent her free time camping, hiking and biking. But as her spinal condition, a painful disease called spondylolisthesis, began to keep her from enjoying her active life,...

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