Hip Fractures: What Increases Your Risk

Top of the page Hip Fractures: What Increases Your Risk Topic Overview In older adults, hip fractures are usually caused by a fall. Even a slight fall can sometimes cause a fracture in a weakened hipbone. Children and young adults are more likely to break a hip...

Using a Walker

Top of the page Using a Walker Topic Overview A walking aid—a walker, crutches, or a cane—helps substitute for a decrease in strength, range of motion, joint stability, coordination, or endurance. It can also reduce the stress on a painful joint or limb. Using a...

Artificial Sphincter for Urinary Incontinence in Men

Top of the page Artificial Sphincter for Urinary Incontinence in Men Surgery Overview An artificial sphincter is a device made of silicone rubber that is used to treat urinary incontinence. An artificial sphincter has an inflatable cuff that fits around the urethra...

Stress Incontinence in Men

Top of the page Stress Incontinence in Men Topic Overview Stress incontinence occurs when a man unintentionally releases a small amount of urine when he coughs, laughs, strains, lifts, or changes posture. It is most common after a man has had his prostate gland...

Urge Incontinence in Men

Top of the page Urge Incontinence in Men Topic Overview Urge incontinence is a need to urinate that is so strong that you cannot reach the toilet in time. It can occur even when the bladder contains only a small amount of urine. Urge incontinence can be caused by...
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