Having healthy gut flora—the trillions of bacteria housed in our intestines—could lower the risk of infection following knee and hip replacement surgeries, while an unhealthy intestinal flora may increase the risk of infection.
When a patient presents with signs and symptoms of a rotator cuff tear, should a surgical procedure be done right away? The answer depends on certain factors, according to Jay D. Keener, MD, from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri
No, it’s not, despite what has been reported about a study published in The BMJ. We asked experienced shoulder surgeons to comment on the study methodology, the results, and the generalizability of the findings.
Shoulder stretches can help relieve muscle tension, pain, and tightness in the neck and shoulders.
Brittle bones are often seen as a woman's health issue, but low bone mass may be more common among middle-aged men than generally thought, a small study suggests.