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2012-03-21 21:33:15

A recent study done by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) shows that tomosynthesis may be more beneficial in diagnosing knee osteoarthritis than X-ray imaging. In the study, which is published online in the journal Radiology, tomosynthesis detected more osteophytes (abnormal bony spurs) and subchondral cysts (small collection of fluid within the bone) in the knee joint than conventional X-ray imaging. Daichi Hayashi, MD, PhD, research instructor at the Quantitative...

2011-11-05 23:30:00

Based on current trends, nearly 6.5 million Americans between the ages of 35 and 84 are expected to be diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis in the next 10 years, according to research presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago. The study also reports that people as young as 45 to 64 years old will account for more than half of newly-diagnosed cases â“ increasing the need for total knee replacements and placing an...

2011-11-05 23:30:00

According to research presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago, weight loss combined with exercise reduces pain and improves mobility in people with knee osteoarthritis. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) November 05, 2011 According to research presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago, weight loss combined with exercise reduces pain and improves mobility in people with knee osteoarthritis....

2011-08-03 21:54:31

A Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon suspects that the nagging pain and inflammation that women can experience in their knees may be different from what men encounter, and she has been chosen to lead a novel U.S.-Canadian study to explore the question. The Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR) and its Interdisciplinary Studies in Sex-Differences (ISIS) Network on Musculoskeletal Health has awarded a group of researchers a $127,000 grant to lead a pilot project to understand whether...

2011-03-04 08:00:00

BARCELONA, Spain, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of Canadian researchers led by Prof. Jean-Pierre Pelletier, Head of the Osteoarthritis Research Unit at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre, published a clinical trial in which they confirm, for the first time using quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (qMRI), the disease modifying effects of chondroitin sulphate, a symptomatic slow acting drug for osteoarthritis (SYSADOA). This clinical trial, published in Annals...

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...


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