Bone & Joint Institute

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Joint Replacement Lifespan

How Long Do Joint Replacements Last?

In a winner-take-all endurance test, which is stronger: metal or human bone? Surprise: If it’s a metal alloy knee or hip replacement vs. the original human bone, take the bone. That goes for polyethylene, ceramic and any other material paired with metal in an artificial joint, too. No combination will last...

Back Pain

Anatomy of Back, Neck Pain: When is Surgery Needed?

If you suffer from neck and spine pain, you know it can be debilitating. But there are ways to help manage it. Dr. Steve Zhou is an orthopedic surgeon at the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital: Q. As we age, we can begin to feel the effects...

Exercise Induced Asthma

Exercise-Induced Asthma? How to Spot It, Manage It

What is exercise induced asthma? What are the symptoms of exercise-induced asthma? Why is exercise-induced asthma hard to diagnose? How can you care for yourself when you have exercise-induced asthma? For more information about exercise-induced asthma and other sports-related issues, visit the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute’s Sports Health...

Anti-inflammatory Diet

Cooking Class Alert: Whip Up a Meal That Fights Chronic Illnesses

Inflammation is at the center of many chronic illnesses, including heart disease, stroke and autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. To help you lower your risk of such issues, a dietitian with Hartford HealthCare’s Bone & Joint Institute is offering a pair of cooking classes. Anti-Inflammatory Cooking Classes are set...

Asian couple cooking in the kitchen

January Cooking Class: Winter Recipes That Fight Chronic Illness

Inflammation is at the center of many chronic illnesses, including heart disease, stroke and autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. To help you lower your risk of such issues, a dietitian with Hartford HealthCare’s Bone & Joint Institute is offering a pair of cooking classes. Anti-Inflammatory Cooking Classes are set...

Graduating into College Sports

Graduating From High School to College Sports? Some Tips

Making the transition from high school to collegiate athletics can be a daunting and difficult task. Physical therapist Stefanie Bourassa and psychologist Peter Lucchio of the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute’s Center for Musculoskeletal Health have several tips to help make this transition smooth. Bourassa, who played Division I...


What’s to Blame for Most Joint Replacements?

Osteoarthritis is a primary reason for most knee and hip replacements. It affects more than 30 million people, making it the most common chronic joint condition in the United States. The pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis at a joint – the junction where two bones meet – are caused by...