Shoulder arthritis is a common cause of shoulder pain. Patients often report "creaking and cracking" in their shoulders, as well as loss of range of motion. Just like in hips and knees, shoulder arthritis occurs when the cartilage wears out.
Ever wonder how many joint replacement procedures are performed each year, if replacement surgery is permanent or how many men and women suffer from arthritis? Here are some answers to questions about hip and knee replacement surgery.
Despite what you may have heard, a broken bone is not worse than a fracture, they both mean the same thing. In fact, the word fracture, according to the Oxford English Dictionary is defined as "the act of being broken."