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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...

2009-01-14 09:07:08

Studies on the influence of quadriceps strength on knee osteoarthritis (OA), one of the leading causes of disability among the elderly, have shown conflicting results. In some studies, decreased quadriceps strength is associated with greater knee pain and impaired function, while other studies show mixed results on the effect of quadriceps strength on the structural progression of knee OA.Most studies to date have used X-rays to indirectly measure cartilage loss in knee OA and have focused on...

2008-10-22 09:00:42

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genzyme Corporation has announced findings from an independent study which investigated effectiveness and patient satisfaction following viscosupplementation treatments with Synvisc and Hyalgan in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. This landmark study demonstrated that Synvisc provided longer knee pain relief and a higher rate of patient satisfaction. This study was led by orthopaedic surgeon Raghu Raman and a team of doctors from...

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2008-09-11 09:05:00

By Gina Kolata New York Times News Service A study has found that surgery is no better than more conservative treatment to relieve knee pain caused by arthritis. In the study, being published Thursday in The New England Journal of Medicine, 86 patients who had the operation fared no better over two years than 86 who had physical therapy and took medications to dampen inflammation. The results of the study are in line with those from a study published in 2002. But experts are divided about...

2006-02-22 17:09:09

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - Two food nutritional supplements widely taken by consumers including U.S. President George W. Bush for joint problems are no better than a placebo for treating arthritic pain in the knee, a study said. But the study of glucosamine and chondroitin also suggested that combining them, rather than consuming one or the other, might help ease moderate to severe knee pain. "The bottom line is, over all there wasn't any benefit over placebo," said Daniel...

2005-07-28 11:45:25

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older adults' knee pain is usually not an isolated problem, but is more often part of a constellation of chronic aches, a new study suggests. In a survey of more than 6,000 adults age 50 years of older, UK researchers found that 57 percent of those who reported knee pain also had pain in at least two other body sites, and these men and women tended to have more physical limitations than their peers. Only a minority of those with knee pain had that...


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