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Cartilage Repair Knee Operations May be a 'Waste of Time'

Cartilage Repair Knee Operations May be a 'Waste of Time'

A new study from Finland indicates that thousands of individuals who have undergone arthroscopic knee surgery to repair a torn cartilage could be wasting their time. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the report on the Finnish Degenerative Meniscal Lesion Study reveals that the ... Read More


Can Cracking Knuckles or Joints Really Lead to Arthritis?

Can Cracking Knuckles or Joints Really Lead to Arthritis?

Cracking or "popping" of joints is a form of joint manipulation that results in a cracking or popping sound, such as when a person cracks their knuckle. People are capable of cracking several joints in the body, including wrists, hips, elbows, toes, shoulders, feet, ankles, jaws, and vertebrae. Read More


Obese Patients May Prevent and Treat Osteoarthritis through Weight Loss

Obese Patients May Prevent and Treat Osteoarthritis through Weight Loss

Weight loss can prevent and greatly relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis, a progressive joint disease. This is according to a literature review appearing in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Read More


Knees Fare Better During Lower Impact Sports

Knees Fare Better During Lower Impact Sports

Both instances of very high and very low levels of physical activity can greatly hasten the degeneration of knee cartilage in middle-aged adults, according to new research presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. Read More


In 20 Years' Time, Knee Replacements Jump by 161%

In 20 Years' Time, Knee Replacements Jump by 161%

The amount of Medicare patients receiving knee replacement procedures in the USA increased by 161.5% during the last twenty years, according to researchers from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. The results were reported in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association). Read More


Are Unnecessary Knee Arthroscopies Still Being Conducted?

Are Unnecessary Knee Arthroscopies Still Being Conducted?

According to the Medical Journal of Australia, arthroscopies are still being performed on people with osteoarthritis of the knee, despite evidence suggesting the effectiveness of the surgical procedure for treating the condition. Read More


Exercise and Weight Loss Offer Relief for Osteoarthritis Patients

Exercise and Weight Loss Offer Relief for Osteoarthritis Patients

A $3 million grant has been given to the National Institute of Aging to analyze the effects of two promotion programs designed to aid elderly people struggling with osteoarthritis. Older adults with osteoarthritis, the number one cause of disability in adults, have displayed a benefit from th... Read More


Ways to Avoid the Onset of Osteoporosis

Ways to Avoid the Onset of Osteoporosis

Women and men can ward off bone-thinning osteoporosis by taking initiative through a healthy diet, using calcium and vitamin D supplements, and doing regular weight-bearing exercise. According to Dr. Alan Gibstein, a women's health expert, all women lose calcium after age 30, so they need to d... Read More


Preserving Osteoarthritic Knees

Preserving Osteoarthritic Knees

If you have knee osteoarthritis, with all of loss of movement and pain that follows, it's likely your doctor has suggested arthroscopic surgery. This procedure involves the surgeon inserting a scope into the knee and cleaning out loose bits of bone and smoothing out rough cartilage. However, t... Read More


Knee Cartilage Damage Raises Osteoarthritis Risk

Knee Cartilage Damage Raises Osteoarthritis Risk

A recent study of middle-aged and elderly patients showed that damage to the cushioning cartilage in the knee can often lead to osteoarthritis. The cartilage is known as the meniscus. Actually, there are two menisci, one on the inside of the knee and one on the outside. These tough, resilient,... Read More


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