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Ask an Expert: Glucosamine and chondroitin

Q: Can glucosamine and chondroitin prevent joint cartilage from wearing down?

Ask an Expert: Hip Pain Treatment FAQ

How can I get relief from hip pain without surgery? If surgery is needed, what are my options? What should I expect recovery time to be like after surgery?

Ask an Expert: Knuckle cracking and arthritis

Q: Does cracking my knuckles increase my risk of arthritis?

Answer from Peter Bonafede, M.D., medical director of the Providence Arthritis Center at Providence Portland Medical Center:

Bone loss and osteoporosis

See skeletal images that depict how bone gradually dissolves away as you age and the results of osteoporosis in this KPTV report. Building bone mass, by getting enough calcium and vitamin D and exercising early in life, is the best way to prevent osteoporosis. For those with osteoporosis, there are treatments that can help.

Osteoporosis: who is at risk and what can be done?

We all lose bone mass over time, but for those with osteoporosis, it can lead to devastating fractures. This KXL In Depth explains who should get tested and what you can do to help prevent bone loss.

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Get moving after your hip replacement (anterior)

Using your crutches Using your walker Get in and out of bed ...

Get moving after your hip replacement (posterior)

Using your crutches Using your walker Get in and out of bed ...

Get moving after your knee replacement

Using your crutches Using your walker Get in and out of bed ...

Total hip replacement patient guide

Th is guide is for you and your family to use before, during and after your hospitalization for total hip replacement surgery. We are committed to making sure your total hip surgery is successful.

Total knee replacement patient guide

This guide is for you and your family to use before, during and after your hospitalization for total knee replacement surgery. We are committed to making sure your surgery is successful.