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Latest knee pain Stories

2011-02-18 08:10:26

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- More than 14 million visits were made to physicians' offices in 2008 by patients with knee problems; could obesity be the underlying factor? One new study found that while weight loss via bariatric surgery may improve knee pain in obese patients with knee osteoarthritis, there may be permanent damage to the knee from being morbidly obese. "For a long time people felt there was nothing they could do to mitigate the debilitating effects of knee arthritis, but now we know...

2011-02-16 17:20:36

A recently discovered biomarker could help doctors diagnose a common type of knee injury, according to a new study. A team of researchers led by Gaetano Scuderi, MD, clinical assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine and an orthopaedic surgeon at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, has confirmed that a particular protein complex appears in patients with painful meniscal tears. The finding, to be published Feb. 16 in The Journal of Bone and Joint...

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...

2011-01-20 00:00:54

Recent studies suggest that physical therapy is an effective non-surgical alternative to arthroscopic surgery for osteoarthritis of the knee. A study in the New England Journal of Medicine states that physical therapy, combined with thorough medical management, is just as effective at relieving the pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis of the knee as surgery. Physical therapists at Texas Physical Therapy Specialists are using the best and latest medical findings about knee pain to provide...

2011-01-18 00:00:38

Millions on the sidelines of life with knee pain may get another chance with the WilloMDâ“ž¢. Monroe, MI and Toledo, OH (PRWEB) January 17, 2011 Physician's Technology today announced the results of a clinical study evaluating its WilloMD. The WilloMD, with its elegant curvy design is a mini-computer with proprietary software proven to safely reduce pain and boost performance by igniting numerous physiological and biochemical reactions when applied to the knee...

2010-11-17 16:56:15

Multiple pain locations contribute to greater knee pain A new study found that patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee who also have pain in other joints were more likely to experience greater knee pain. Specifically, pain in the lower back as well as foot pain and elbow pain on the same side as the affected knee were associated with more severe knee pain. Full details appear in the December issue of Arthritis Care & Research, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the...

2010-02-17 07:30:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted a patent today to Bellacure, Inc. for its knee pain treatment device, which was designed to allow the patient to reproducibly apply a therapeutic force that urges the femur and tibia apart on the affected side of the knee at an unmatched intensity level while maximizing force efficiency and minimizing weight (United States Patent 7,662,122). The non-invasive, visually discreet Bellacure treatment device is worn...

2009-10-29 08:00:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. announces the appointment of Harry F. Kovelman, MD as Associate Medical Director for Orthopaedics. Dr. Kovelman will be responsible for medical affairs for EUFLEXXA®( ) (1% sodium hyaluronate), a treatment for knee pain due to osteoarthritis, as well as Ferring's expanding line of orthopaedic products. "Dr. Kovelman is exceptionally well qualified to fill this role," said Edward Trott, MD, Vice...

2009-09-24 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation (AAPAR) announced today that, together with Genzyme, the maker of Synvisc-One(TM) (hylan G-F 20), it has joined forces with orthopedic surgeon and author Dr. Nick DiNubile and former Radio City Rockette Mary Six to help educate people suffering from osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee on the importance of knee health and staying active. The partnership is part of an educational campaign, "Get a Kick...

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...