Latest Osteoarthritis Stories

2013-11-06 13:49:20

Scientists are reporting development of a squishy gel that when compressed — like at a painful knee joint — releases anti-inflammatory medicine. The new material could someday deliver medications when and where osteoarthritis patients need it most. Their study appears in the ACS journal Biomacromolecules. Xinqiao Jia, Chandran R. Sabanayagam and colleagues note that in the past few decades, researchers have been developing a variety of "smart" hydrogels that can release medications...

2013-10-29 11:55:50

Technique soothing, but linked to heightened risk of osteoarthritis and hip replacement in middle age A resurgence in the popularity of traditional swaddling has prompted fears of a rise in developmental hip problems in babies, which are now known to be linked to the technique, warns a pediatric orthopedic surgeon in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. The swaddling of infants used to be an almost universal practice, but fell out of favor in many parts of the world. But the...

2013-10-25 23:19:51

The Bonati Spine Institute discusses the prevalence of bone spurs in athletes and how they are treated. Hudson, FL (PRWEB) October 25, 2013 Baseball season is rounding down, the regular season is over and it has been announced that several players will be undergoing treatment for bone spurs. Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Josh Johnson and Chicago Cubs pitcher Zach Putnam both underwent treatment in early October for treatment for their bone spurs. The Bonati Spine Institute explains what bone...

2013-10-22 23:32:03

After a year of robust sales at GNC.com, the popular joint health supplement, TFX Flex™ will expand to GNC retail outlets nationwide on November 1, 2013. TFX Flex™ contains a revolutionary new dietary ingredient that has been shown in clinical studies to be 2X more effective than glucosamine & chondroitin for joint pain relief. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 TFX Health, LLC teamed up with GNC earlier this year to introduce TFX Flex™, a popular joint health...

2013-10-10 23:29:46

Treatment Option Gives Hope to 20 Million Living With Osteoarthritis of the Knee Irvine, Calif. (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 A new study published in The American Journal of Orthopedics showed that 70 percent of patients who combined BioniCare, a non-invasive pulsed electrical stimulator from VQ OrthoCare®, with a joint unloading knee brace achieved significantly better clinical improvement, than with BioniCare stimulation treatment alone. The study consisted of more than 500 patients...

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