Is hip replacement (arthroplasty) the most cost-effective and beneficial treatment for hip fractures? It depends.
Given the recent anxiety about using pain-killing drugs, osteoarthritis sufferers are looking for other ways to get some relief. Exercise and weight loss are known to be helpful in treating the condition, and combining both treatments is even better than either alone . . .
A lot of people with osteoarthritis of the knee joint undergo an operative procedure called arthroscopy, with or without scraping away of rough and loose tissue in the joint cavity (called debridement). Now the usefulness of this procedure has been called into question.