Latest Knee Stories

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...

2013-03-19 14:11:48

New research finds that for a number of patients physical therapy provides similar improvements in physical function and pain Many middle age and older adults have disabling knee pain due to a tear in the meniscus, an important supporting structure in the knee that is often damaged in patients with underlying knee osteoarthritis. In the United States, more than 450,000 arthroscopic meniscal surgeries are performed each year to treat meniscal tears. However, there is little data available...

2013-03-14 23:02:54

Five Skechers torn ligament lawsuits filed by Wright & Schulte contend that the plaintiffs tore major ligaments and tendons, including those in their knees, shoulders and ankles, allegedly due to the fundamentally dangerous design of Skechers Shape-Ups. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) March 14, 2013 Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced law firm, has filed multiple Skechers torn ligament lawsuits on behalf of consumers throughout the U.S. who have sustained torn ligaments and tendons in their...

2013-02-13 17:23:08

A study by researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery has shown that platelet-rich plasma (PRP) holds great promise for treating patients with knee osteoarthritis. The treatment improved pain and function, and in up to 73% of patients, appeared to delay the progression of osteoarthritis, which is a progressive disease. The study appears online, ahead of print, in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. "This is a very positive study," said Brian Halpern, M.D., chief of the Primary Care...

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