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Up to 10 percent of the population knows the aggravation; the achy wrist, the weakened grip, the numb and tingly fingers. Carpal Tunnel syndrome. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says it's a leading cause of missed time on the job. But, as we learn from Dennis Douda with the Mayo Clinic News Network, the pain doesn't have to be permanent.
He was 41 years old with a great job and a loving family. Then doctors gave him the horrible news. Cancer. To survive they would have to take his entire left leg and part of his pelvis. The man you're about to meet refused to let this stop him from living a full life. Seven years after the diagnosis and surgery, he's not only healthy, but he's also playing golf.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, close to 330,000 hip replacements are performed each year in the U.S. Many are done to ease the pain of osteoarthritis, also called wear and tear arthritis. And most patients are over age 60. But that's' changing, as younger patients are opting for surgery so they can stay active. Experts at Mayo Clinic say an alternative approach to standard hip replacement helps stop the pain and gets many people back to their normal activities faster.