Special Report: Bone and Joint Health
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  Bone & Joint Health for Women Today   Ask the Expert:  Questions and Answers about Bone & Joint Health
  Alternative Option for Bone & Joint Pain   Lifestyle Corner:  What You Can Do to Improve Your Bone Health
  Ages & Stages:  Girls and Sports Injuries   More Information about HealthyWomen






National Women's Health Report:  Bone & Joint Health for Women Today (PDF)

Take a step. Now take another step. Now do a knee bend. Now bend over and try to touch your toes. With just those four simple movements, you have used numerous bones and joints, as well as the cartilage and ligaments that connect them to one another, enabling movement. Every day you call upon these important body parts thousands of times as you walk, run, rise, sit, stretch, carry, dance, swim and just plain move.










Alternative Option for Bone and Joint Pain

While nonsteroidal pain relievers (Ibuprofen [Motrin], among others) and acetaminophen (Tylenol) can definitely help with the pain of osteoarthritis, they each carry significant side effects: gastrointestinal bleeding and possible cardiovascular problems with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories and liver toxicity with acetaminophen.









Ages & Stages:  Girls and Sport Injuries

Many women today never had the sports-related opportunities their daughters and nieces now have because when they were growing up, sports were for boys.








Ask the Expert:  Questions and Answers about Bone and Joint Health

I heard about a surgery I can get for the crushed vertebrae in my back. Do you recommend it?







Lifestyle Corner:  What You Can Do to Improve Your Bone Health

By now you've read about the various treatments available for arthritis, osteoporosis and various joint problems. How about preventing the damage and pain in the first place?








More Information about HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. For more than 20 years, women have been coming to the HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. HW provides health information through our wide array of online content and print publications that is original, objective, reviewed and approved by medical experts and reflects the latest advances in evidence-based health research.










 Osteoporosis Knowledge Among Individuals With Recent Fragility Fracture
Orthopaedic Nursing, March/April 2010

 A Systematic Review of Healthcare Professional–Led Education for Patients With Osteoporosis or Those at High Risk for the Disease
Orthopaedic Nursing, March/April 2010

 Healthier Aging: Help older men bone up on osteoporosis
Nursing2009, December 2009

 Yoga for Osteoporosis: A Pilot Study
Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, July/September 2009

 Pharmacotherapeutic management of osteoprosis and osteopenia
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care, June 2009

 MYTHS & FACTS…About osteoporosis
Nursing2009, February 2009






















 Building a Bone & Joint Program: Nursing Leads the Way in Developing a Cost-Effective, Quality-Driven Program in a Community Hospital Setting
Orthopaedic Nursing, March/April 2009

 Exercise and the Preservation of Bone Health
Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation & Prevention, May/June 2008

 Closing the Gap: Bone Health Education in Orthopaedic Practice
Orthopaedic Nursing, November/December 2008












 Rheumatoid arthritis: A chronic inflammation
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, November/December 2009

 Caring for a patient with rheumatoid arthritis
LPN2009, July/August 2008

 PAIN MANAGEMENT: Alleviating the pain of arthralgias
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care, September 2009

 Acupuncture and Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Review of Randomized, Controlled Trials
Family & Community Health, July/September 2008

 The Effectiveness of Acupuncture on Pain and Mobility in Patients With Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Pilot Study
The Journal of Nursing Research, June 2008















 Bad breaks: A nurse's guide to distal radius fractures
Nursing2011, August 2011

 Making a point about open fractures
Nursing2010, April 2010

 Rotator cuff injuries: Intervene appropriately
OR Nurse 2010, June 2008

 Ankle Sprains and Fractures in Adults
Orthopaedic Nursing, November/December 2009

 Complications Associated With Clavicular Fracture
Orthopaedic Nursing, September/October 2009

 Winter emergencies: Managing ski and snowboard injuries
Nursing2009, November 2009

 RESEARCH UPDATE: Pediatric Sports Injuries and Pain Management
Orthopaedic Nursing, March/April 2009

 Pediatric Sledding Trauma: Avoiding the Collision
Journal of Trauma Nursing, April/June 2008


















 Use of Inpatient Continuous Passive Motion Versus No CPM in Computer-Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty
Orthopaedic Nursing, January/February 2010

 Better Pain Management After Total Joint Replacement Surgery: A Quality Improvement Approach
Orthopaedic Nursing, January/February 2010

 Relationship Between Patient Trust of Nursing Staff, Postoperative Pain, and Discharge Functional Outcomes Following a Total Knee Arthroplasty
Orthopaedic Nursing, November/December 2009

 RESEARCH: The Effectiveness of Femoral/Sciatic Nerve Blocks on Postoperative Pain Management in Total Knee Arthroplasty
Orthopaedic Nursing, September/October 2009

 Promoting the Use of Periarticular Multimodal Drug Injection for Total Knee Arthroplasty
Orthopaedic Nursing, September/October 2009

Caring for a patient with a hip fracture                                        LPN2009, May/June 2009

 Research Evidence for the Use of Preoperative Exercise in Patients Preparing for Total Hip or Total Knee Arthroplasty
Orthopaedic Nursing, May/June 2009

 Experiences of Pain and Satisfaction With Pain Management in Patients Undergoing Total Knee Replacement
Orthopaedic Nursing, March/April 2009

 Planning Ahead for Better Outcomes Preparation for Joint Replacement Surgery Begins at Home!
Orthopaedic Nursing, January/February 2009

 The new era of total hip replacement surgery
OR Nurse 2008, November/December 2008

 Get hip to hip replacement
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, May/June 2008

 Patients' Perspectives on Total Knee Replacement
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, May 2008

 Total knee replacement: Smaller incisions, better outcomes?
OR Nurse 2008, February 2008

































 Is low back pain getting on your nerves?
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care, May 2009

 Pain Solutions: Treating osteoporotic compression fractures
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care, December 2008

 Evaluation and Management of Joint Pain
Orthopaedic Nursing, July/August 2008