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2012-11-26 13:07:27

Both very high and very low levels of physical activity can accelerate the degeneration of knee cartilage in middle-aged adults, according to a new study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Nearly one in every two people in the U.S. may develop knee osteoarthritis by age 85, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By 2030, an estimated 67 million Americans over the age of 18 are projected to have physician-diagnosed...

2012-11-12 11:13:38

Patients who make $35,000 a year or less report better outcomes after knee replacement surgery than people who earn more, research by Mayo Clinic and the University of Alabama at Birmingham shows. The lower-income patients studied reported less pain and better knee function at their two-year checkups than wealthier people did. The study was being presented at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting in Washington. The finding is important as physicians try to figure out why some...

2012-10-16 04:02:24

Sports medicine expert Dr. Scott Levin on preseason conditioning to prevent injuries on the slopes this coming season. Carmel, NY (PRWEB) October 15, 2012 When the leaves start to turn, skiers´ minds turn to upcoming powder. But autumn is also the time to get their bodies prepped for winter so they won´t have to nurse an injury that could have been avoided, says Dr. Scott Levin, orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine expert with New York-based Somers Orthopaedic Surgery &...

2012-10-09 20:39:27

Wearing a knee brace following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery has no effect on a person´s recovery. However, strength, range-of- motion, and functionality exercises provide significant benefits, and other new therapies may show promise. In a new literature review recently published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS), a team of orthopedic surgeons reviewed 29 studies regarding treatment following reconstructive ACL surgery. They found that physical therapy, begun...

Knee Surgeries On The Rise
2012-09-27 08:23:48

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers recently found that knee replacement surgeries have doubled in 20 years, especially for aging individuals in the U.S. According to CBS News, the number of knee-replacement surgeries increased to almost 224,000 in 2010. While knee surgeries surged by 162 percent, surgeries to mend artificial knee joints increased by 106 percent during the same time. The study noted that the rise in obesity, as well as current...


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  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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