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2013-03-19 14:11:48

New research finds that for a number of patients physical therapy provides similar improvements in physical function and pain Many middle age and older adults have disabling knee pain due to a tear in the meniscus, an important supporting structure in the knee that is often damaged in patients with underlying knee osteoarthritis. In the United States, more than 450,000 arthroscopic meniscal surgeries are performed each year to treat meniscal tears. However, there is little data available...

2013-02-13 17:23:08

A study by researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery has shown that platelet-rich plasma (PRP) holds great promise for treating patients with knee osteoarthritis. The treatment improved pain and function, and in up to 73% of patients, appeared to delay the progression of osteoarthritis, which is a progressive disease. The study appears online, ahead of print, in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. "This is a very positive study," said Brian Halpern, M.D., chief of the Primary Care...

2013-01-07 05:01:33

"Advanced Osteoarthritis of the knee is now being treated with regenerative medicine at The Center for Regenerative Medicine," according to A.J. Farshchian MD an orthopedic regenerative practitioner at the center for regenerative medicine. (PRWEB) January 06, 2013 "Advanced Osteoarthritis of the knee is now being treated with regenerative medicine at The Center for Regenerative Medicine," according to A.J. Farshchian MD an orthopedic regenerative practitioner at the center for regenerative...

2012-12-31 05:02:24

"Osteoarthritis of the knee is now being treated with regenerative medicine at he center for regenerative medicine." according to A.J. Farshchian MD an orthopedic regenerative practitioner at the center for regenerative medicine. (PRWEB) December 29, 2012 "Osteoarthritis of the knee is now being treated with regenerative medicine at he center for regenerative medicine." according to A.J. Farshchian MD an orthopedic regenerative practitioner at the center for regenerative medicine. Knee pain...

2012-12-14 05:03:51

Choosing partial or total knee replacement today. Carmel, NY (PRWEB) December 13, 2012 Knee replacement surgery has come a long way since it was first performed in 1968. More than 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Improvements in materials and advances in surgical techniques have led to better outcomes for patients: faster...

2012-11-26 13:07:27

Both very high and very low levels of physical activity can accelerate the degeneration of knee cartilage in middle-aged adults, according to a new study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Nearly one in every two people in the U.S. may develop knee osteoarthritis by age 85, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By 2030, an estimated 67 million Americans over the age of 18 are projected to have physician-diagnosed...

2012-10-26 00:29:38

Obesity related to higher rates of infection and other complications following surgery Obese patients have a greater risk of complications following total knee replacement surgery, including post-surgical infections, according to a new literature review recently published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS). Because of complications, obese patients are more likely to require follow-up surgery (revision). Obesity is reaching epidemic proportions, particularly in the United...


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