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2013-04-19 17:54:00

Wearing a knee brace has been shown to “significantly improve the pain and symptoms” of a type of osteoarthritis affecting the kneecap, according to a new study. Arthritis Research UK-funded researchers at The University of Manchester claim their findings, presented at the Osteoarthritis Research Society International meeting in Philadelphia tomorrow (Friday April 19) have enormous potential for treating this common joint condition effectively — as well as providing a...

2013-04-18 16:27:48

WOBURN, Mass., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Flexion Therapeutics, Inc. announced today the presentation of a poster titled "FX006 prolongs the residency of triamcinolone acetonide in the synovial tissues of patients with knee osteoarthritis" at Osteoarthritis Research Society International's (OARSI) 2013 World Congress on Osteoarthritis in Philadelphia. Flexion co-founder and chief medical officer, Neil Bodick, M.D., Ph.D., will discuss the findings during the poster session from 3:30 p.m....

2013-04-18 12:30:17

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Newly formed NovoPedics, Inc., has received a commitment of up to $500,000 from Foundation Venture Capital Group (FVCG) to advance its development of an implantable meniscus replacement/regeneration medical device. Currently in the United States, the treatment options for pain after meniscectomy are limited to replacement with allograft (cadaver) tissue, bone realignment surgeries and knee replacement surgery; there is no...

2013-04-15 11:42:17

Dual energy CT is an effective way to evaluate emergency department patients with possible anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, a new study shows. ACL tears are one of the most frequent ligamentous injuries of the knee; they are not commonly diagnosed in the emergency department because they are not seen on plain x-rays. Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, imaged the knees of 27 patients using dual energy CT -- 16 of the patients had confirmed ACL tears, while 11 had no history...

2013-04-10 16:46:34

New research suggests that patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) who wear flat, flexible footwear (mobility shoes) had significant reduction in knee loading–the force placed upon the joint during daily activities. Results published in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), show that long term use of the mobility shoes helped OA patients adapt their gait, or how they walk, which improved knee loading, even when the mobility shoes were no...

2013-04-05 11:50:03

Only half of people with arthritis who had a hip or knee replacement reported a significant improvement in pain and mobility after surgery, according to a new study led by Women's College Hospital and the Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences (ICES). "Many patients with hip and knee arthritis have the condition in more than one of their hip or knee joints," said the study's lead author Dr. Gillian Hawker. "So it's not surprising that replacing a single joint doesn't alleviate all...

2013-04-03 08:29:24

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This week Cellular Biomedicine Group (OTCQB: CBMG) held a ceremony to mark the launch of their clinical trial for haMPC (Human Adipose-derived Mesenchymal Progenitor Cells) therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis (KOA). The trial, already in progress, is being conducted by Shanghai's Renji Hospital, which is a tertiary level Class A hospital affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine. The Phase I open label clinical research trial,...

2013-03-25 12:21:21

The Bellevue, Wash.-based physical therapy clinic provides a new program to prevent the common ACL injury in at-risk athletes. BELLEVUE, Wash., March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), located in the middle of the knee, often represents an athlete's worst nightmare. A torn ACL is one of the most common sports-related injuries, in sports like soccer, where players often engage in quick changes of direction. Sports Reaction Center (SRC), a...

2013-03-25 11:30:07

Orthopaedic surgeons have debated the effectiveness of the single versus double-bundle method of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair for years. However new data shows both techniques lead to similarly effective outcomes for patients, according to researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day in Chicago, IL. "We examined 98 patients who underwent reconstructions to repair ruptured ACLs using either one of these methods...

2013-03-20 16:25:59

Gel-One® Offers Knee Arthritis Sufferers Pain Relief and Restored Mobility in a Single Injection CHICAGO, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH; SIX: ZMH), a global leader in musculoskeletal health, today introduced Gel-One® Cross-linked Hyaluronate at the 2013 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Gel-One Hyaluronate is an injectable gel approved for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee. The product is the first...