Quantcast

Latest Osteoarthritis Stories

2013-03-26 11:08:01

Osteoarthritis is a painful, debilitating illness affecting more than 27 million people in the US Think new discoveries are the bee's knees? This one is even better -- this research out of Rhode Island Hospital is the mice's knees. Researchers have found that adding lubricin, a protein that our bodies naturally produce, to the fluid in our joints may reduce the risk of or even prevent osteoarthritis (OA). The findings, in a paper by Gregory D. Jay, M.D., Ph.D., of the department of...

2013-03-21 14:45:30

Patients bike, hike and swim again after total hip replacement surgery Ninety-eight percent of total knee replacement (TKR) patients who were working before surgery returned to work after surgery, and of those patients, 89 percent returned to their previous position, according to new research presented today at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Another related study highlights the life-restoring outcomes of total hip replacement (THR). Total...

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...

2013-03-19 11:45:03

More females report improvement Osteoarthritis of the hip or knee, affecting millions of Americans each year, is known to limit sexual activity. New research presented today at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found that total hip (THR) or total knee replacement (TKR) surgery improves sexual function in 90 percent of patients. In the study, 147 patients under age 70, scheduled for primary THR or TKR, agreed to participate in a study...

2013-03-13 23:00:40

Stem Cell Orthopedic applauds new studies finding Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy helpful in treating osteoarthritis. (PRWEB) March 13, 2013 StemCellOrthopedic.com, popular website of the Institute of Regenerative and Molecular Orthopaedics (IRMO), world renowned stem cell therapy experts, applauds the latest studies showing the effectiveness of platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP) on treating osteoarthritis. Multiple studies from around the world have confirmed that PRP therapy...

2013-03-09 23:01:50

Diet Doc individually tailors weight loss plans to fit each client, and now specifically helps at-risk patients prevent osteoarthritis. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) March 09, 2013 The physicians at Diet Doc individually evaluate each patient before recommending any medical weight loss plans. In an effort to help those who are at risk for osteoarthritis, Diet Doc individually tailors a diet plan to the patient, targeting the factors that may contribute to this painful disease. New...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
Related