Dr. Prosper Benhaim, MD

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  • UCLA Health

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who choose at-home physical therapy instead of in-patient rehabilitation after knee replacement surgery do just as well when it comes to complications, long-term pain management and movement recovery, new research indicates.

    "Based on ...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many people who've had hip replacement surgery might safely be able to drive as soon as two weeks after the procedure, a new small study finds.

    This rapid return to getting behind the wheel is due to improvements in surgery, pain management an...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having a second elbow ligament reconstruction surgery appears to lower professional baseball pitchers' performance and shorten their careers, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at 33 major league pitchers who had surgery twice to reconstruct ...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More and more middle-aged Americans are replacing their hips damaged by severe arthritis -- a surgery that used to be largely reserved for elderly people, a new study reports.

    Researchers found that between 2002 and 2011, the rate of hip-replace...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Improvements in bunion surgery have led to faster and less painful recovery, according to foot doctors.

    A bunion is a bump near the base of the big toe that is caused by the misalignment of bones in the foot. About two-thirds of American adults w...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When an older patient breaks the upper arm, surgery is often no better than simply immobilizing the limb, according to a new study.

    The British researchers say the findings are important, because they counter a growing trend toward surgery in th...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of broken bones increases with both weight gain and loss in older women, according to a new study.

    These findings challenge the widely held belief that weight gain protects older women against fractures, the researchers said.

    T...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Immediate medical treatment of a dislocated shoulder reduces the risk of bone, muscle and nerve injuries as well as the risk of future dislocations, a new study found.

    Prompt treatment includes scans of the shoulder befor...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A common type of knee surgery may increase the chances of arthritis, a new study suggests.

    The procedure repairs tears in the meniscus, a piece of cartilage that acts as a shock absorber. There are two in each knee, an...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many men on hormone therapy for prostate cancer aren't getting bone-strengthening drugs they may need, new Canadian research contends.

    Hormone therapy, which suppresses male hormones called androgens, helps stop cancer cells from growing. But one ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older men are much less likely than women to receive osteoporosis screening and treatment after suffering a wrist fracture, a new study reveals.

    While osteoporosis is widely regarded as a disease that affects older women, as many as one in four ...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who were born preterm or at a low birth weight may have an increased risk of needing a hip replacement due to osteoarthritis, a new study suggests.

    The researchers looked at more than 3,600 Australian adults, aged ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For children with broken bones, ibuprofen is a better choice for pain relief than morphine, researchers report.

    Although both medications are effective in easing the pain associated with these injuries, oral morphine ca...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney stone patients may be at increased risk for broken bones and may require treatment to protect their bone health, a new study suggests.

    Researchers led by Dr. Michelle Denburg, of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, analyzed data from...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you have bunions, taking care of them now can help you avoid more serious treatment later, an expert says.

    A bunion is a bump that forms on the joint of the big toe when bone or tissue moves out of place and extends beyond the normal anatomy of...Full Article