The hip flexor muscles are a group of muscles situated near the top of your thighs that allow you to lift your knee toward your chest and bend forward at the hip. This includes the iliacus, pectineus, psoas major, rectus femoris, and sartorius muscles that work together to enable hip flexion.
Activity level (AL) recommendations following total joint arthroplasty (TJA) remains controversial. Our purpose was to compare implant survivorship of high (HA) and low activity (LA) patients after primary TJA. We hypothesized that there would be no difference in implant survivorship based on AL.
Hip arthritis results from the breakdown of cartilage within your hip joints, causing hip stiffness and pain that can increase with inactivity, standing, and walking. Although walking can be uncomfortable and difficult with hip arthritis, walking is also incredibly important for maintaining the mobility and strength of your hips.
You worked up a sweat playing basketball, and now your knees are screaming in pain. Or maybe your knees are in agony just from sitting all day in front of your computer. If one or both of your knees ache after too much sitting, running, jumping or squatting, you may have patellofemoral pain (PFPS).
Bone marrow edema (BME) is when normal fatty bone marrow—the spongy tissue in the center of bones—is replaced with a watery mix of fluid and blood. Also known as a bone marrow lesion, BME occurs when arthritis, an injury, or a fracture damages the normal bone structure.