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Heavy Kids May Suffer Worse Elbow Fractures
Obese children who
break their arm just above the elbow are more likely to suffer
complex fractures and have complications after surgery than
normal-weight children, according to a new study.
Shoulder Replacement May Help for Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis
Although hip and
knee replacements are common, a similar surgery to replace diseased
shoulder joints also appears worthwhile for rheumatoid arthritis
patients whose severe shoulder pain and stiffness can't be eased by
medication or physical therapy, new research suggests.