Joint pain can be debilitating, limiting daily activities and draining you both physically and emotionally.  In many instances, joint discomfort is the result of some type of arthritis.  There are various treatment options, including medications, physical therapy, injections, alternative therapies, and surgical solutions, depending on the severity of your joint pain and the damage to…

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Osteonecrosis is a serious condition that can eventually require a joint replacement. Learn how proper preventative care can reduce your chances of developing osteonecrosis. What is Osteonecrosis? Osteonecrosis is a painful deterioration of the bone that can cause arthritis and severe pain. When osteonecrosis occurs, tissue begins to die, leading to arthritis damage and collapse…

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If you’re living with hip pain and have tried non-surgical treatments—like painkillers, physical therapy, and injections—without relief, it may be time to consider hip replacement surgery.  But before you make that decision, there are many important factors to consider. Is Hip Replacement Surgery Right for You? A total hip replacement procedure isn’t the answer for…

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You already know that smoking is bad for you, and that your body will benefit from quitting. But did you know that whether or not you smoke can make a huge impact on the surgical procedures you receive? If you are considering undergoing joint surgery at Arkansas Surgical Hospital, it’s important that you stop smoking,…

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Feeling apprehensive about an upcoming surgery is normal. Many patients find that having plenty of information about what they can expect before a surgical procedure can help ease anxiety. Here is a general outline of what you can expect when you undergo joint surgery at Arkansas Surgical Hospital. For detailed information, such as what to…

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