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  • Athlete’s Corner: Staying Hydrated, Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookie

    June 11, 2019

    By Chris Barrett Bone & Joint Institute Clinical Dietitian Why is hydration so important as temperatures begin to rise over the summer? Exercise may feel more difficult because it takes an athlete about two weeks to become acclimated to a hot and humid environment.  As little as 2  percent dehydration can…

  • Avoid Golf Injuries, Says This Orthopedic Surgeon, With These Exercises

    June 03, 2019

    With the weather improving and the greens finally dry, New Englanders are finding their way back to the golf course. Golf offers many health benefits, including cardiovascular fitness and increased muscle tone that you get from walking 18 holes as well the enjoyment from being out in nature. And while…

  • What’s in a Joint Replacement?

    June 03, 2019

    Joint replacement involves surgery to replace the ends of bones in a damaged joint. This surgery creates new artificial surfaces in the hips, knees and other joints. In knee replacement surgery, for example, the ends of the damaged thigh and lower leg bones, and usually the kneecap, are capped with…

  • Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute to Host Low Inflammatory Cooking Series

    May 29, 2019

    Beginning on June 3, the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital is hosting a three-week cooking series focused on low inflammatory diets. Participants in the series, which is being held in the Bone & Joint Institute’s Demonstration Teaching Kitchen, will learn to prepare meals that are not…

  • Local Chef to Host Bone Healthy Cooking Class at Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute

    May 13, 2019

    Do you remember your parents saying you have to drink your milk for strong bones? Or have you seen your physician and they are worried you might have osteopenia or osteoporosis?  In recognition of Osteoporosis Awareness Month the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute will be offering a cooking class…

  • 5 Things Your Athletic Child Can Learn from Netflix’s ‘Losers’

    April 29, 2019

    By Dr. Peter Lucchio Clinical Psychologist Calling someone a loser is the worst kind of condemnation in our current polarized culture. But “Losers,” a Netflix documentary series, shows another side of losing: athletes who have overcome highly public defeats in ways that can inspire all athletes to be more resilient when…

  • Why Tommy John Surgery is On The Rise for Youth Pitchers

    April 25, 2019

    When Major League dreams start early, young baseball pitchers think of three things – throwing faster, throwing longer and throwing harder. What they’re not usually thinking about is how the activity on the mound affects their body, specifically their pitching arm and, even more specifically, the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL)…

  • How Long Do Joint Replacements Last?

    April 21, 2019

    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…

  • What is Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty?

    April 15, 2019

    For more information on hip reconstructive services at the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute, click here.

  • Why a Partial Knee Replacement is Same-Day Surgery

    April 15, 2019

    Doctors at the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital are using new technology to customize joint replacements, making recovery easier. Here’s more from Dr. Mark Shekhman, a Bone & Joint Institute orthopedic surgeon: Q: At the bone and joint institute you use tools to assess the best route…


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