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2011-02-14 15:09:03

New studies will help patients better understand the role that obesity plays in knee arthritis and recovery from knee surgery More than 14 million visits were made to physicians' offices in 2008 by patients with knee problems. Five new studies presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) look at the effect that obesity has on knee arthritis and a patient's ability to recover from knee surgery. Does Obesity Cause Irreparable Damage To Knees...

2011-01-18 21:59:46

Study shows high physical activity helps people with osteoarthritis walk faster When a traffic light at a busy intersection flashes the WALK sign, people with knee osteoarthritis worry they can't walk fast enough to make it across the street in time. New Northwestern Medicine research shows people with this common arthritis are more likely to walk fast enough if they lead physically active lives.  "The more active people are, the faster they can walk," said Dorothy Dunlop, associate...

2011-01-05 05:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Carbylan BioSurgery, Inc. announced today the completion of patient enrollment in their double-blinded, multi-center COR1.0 feasibility trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of two products - Hydros and Hydros TA Joint Therapies - in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. Hydros and Hydros TA are next generation viscosupplement and viscosupplement/steroid combination products. "Hydros and Hydros TA are designed to offer...

2010-06-30 09:37:57

Arthroscopic surgical repair of torn anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL) or meniscal cartilage injuries in the knee does not decrease the chances of developing osteoarthritis, according to a new study published in the online edition and August print issue of the journal Radiology. A decade after the initial injuries were diagnosed using MRI, localized knee osteoarthritis was evident in patients, regardless of whether or not the injuries had been surgically repaired. "This study proves that...

2010-04-29 13:42:22

A recent study determined that African-Americans were less likely to have a varus thrust, but more likely to have valgus thrust than Caucasians. Varus thrust is visualized during gait as the worsening or abrupt onset of varus (bow-legged) alignment as the leg accepts weight, with a return to less varus and more neutral alignment during lift-off of the foot and the swing phase of gait. Prior research has shown that varus thrust seen in gait is associated with a 4-fold increase in the risk of...

2009-10-28 16:00:00

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Nuvo Research Inc. (TSX: NRI), a Canadian drug development company focused on the research and development of drug products that are delivered to and through the skin using its topical and transdermal drug delivery technologies and on the research and development of its immune modulating drug candidate, WF10, today announced its financial and operational results for the quarter ended September 30, 2009. Reent Corporate Developments:...

2009-05-13 10:24:00

Results Show Superior Decrease in Pain Scores Compared to Saline PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Ferring Pharmaceuticals recently presented the results of a six-month safety and efficacy study demonstrating that EUFLEXXA(R) (1% sodium hyaluronate) was effective at decreasing the pain of knee osteoarthritis (OA) at 26 weeks. The study showed that EUFLEXXA (R) is superior to saline in decreasing pain at 26 weeks in patients with OA of the knee.(1) The study results were presented...

2009-04-23 06:00:00

MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Nuvo Research Inc. (TSX: NRI), a Canadian drug development company focused on the research and development of drug products delivered to and through the skin using its topical and transdermal drug delivery technologies, today announced that study results demonstrating that the Company's lead product, Pennsaid, a topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), is an efficacious treatment for the symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee...

2008-09-30 09:00:59

By JEANNINE STEIN By Jeannine Stein Los Angeles Times The prognosis for people with knee osteoarthritis isn't as bleak as it might seem in the wake of a study finding that arthroscopic surgery, once hailed as promising, might not be the best option. That study, released in the Sept. 11 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine and widely reported in other news media, suggested that people who underwent the surgery didn't fare any better in the long run than their counterparts who...

2008-08-25 09:01:58

MONTVALE, N.J., Aug. 25, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ivivi Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:IVVI), a leader in non-invasive, electroceutical therapy systems designed to target and enhance the body's anti-inflammatory and angiogenic responses, today announced that patient enrollment has been initiated at the Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, for a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study on the efficacy of Ivivi's targeted proprietary pulsed electromagnetic field (tPEMF(tm))...