THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 — Knee pain is not associated with daily walking levels in individuals with mild-to-moderate, symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (KOA), according to a study published online March 6 in Arthritis Care & Research. Nicholas M. Brisson, from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and colleagues collected data from 59 individuals (48 women; mean […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—For postmenopausal women, the prevalence of knee osteoarthritis is lower with menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) use, according to a study published online Dec. 21 in Menopause. Jae Hyun Jung, M.D., Ph.D., from the Korea University College of Medicine in Seoul, and colleagues collected data from 4,766 postmenopausal women from the Korea National Health and Nutrition […]Continue Reading ...
Knee pain was not associated with daily walking levels in an Arthritis Care & Research study of individuals with mild-to-moderate, symptomatic knee osteoarthritis.Continue Reading ...
After reviewing thousands of case studies going back 25 years across six countries, generalizable survival data is now available for the first time to estimate how long hip and knee replacements are likely to last. The findings of researchers, funded by the National Joint Registry, from the Musculoskeletal Research Unit at the University of Bristol […]Continue Reading ...
Heberden’s nodes (HNs) are bony enlargements of the finger joints that are readily detectable in a routine physical exam and are considered hallmarks of osteoarthritis. A new Arthritis & Rheumatology study found that the presence of HNs may also indicate structural damage associated with knee osteoarthritis. In the study of 395 patients with HN and […]Continue Reading ...
Danette Lake thought surgery would relieve the pain in her knees. The arthritis pain began as a dull ache in her early 40s, brought on largely by the pressure of unwanted weight. Lake managed to lose 200 pounds through dieting and exercise, but the pain in her knees persisted. A sexual assault two years ago […]Continue Reading ...
Among people with osteoarthritic knees, repeated steroid injections over two years brought no long-term improvement in reducing pain, according to a study funded in part by the NIH’s National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS). Rather than showing any benefit, the results revealed that the injections sped the loss of the cartilage […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Becoming more sensitive to pain, or pain sensitization, is an important risk factor for developing persistent knee pain in osteoarthritis, according to a new study by researchers at Université de Montréal and its affiliated Maisonneuve Rosemont Hospital Research Centre (CRHMR), in collaboration with researchers at Boston University. Their findings were published […]Continue Reading ...
OF ALL PROSTHETIC COMPONENTS, THE KNEE SYSTEM IS ARGUABLY THE MOST COMPLEX. IT MUST PROVIDE RELIABLE SUPPORT WHEN STANDING, ALLOW SMOOTH, CONTROLLED MOTION WHEN WALKING, AND PERMIT UNRESTRICTED MOVEMENT FOR SITTING, BENDING AND KNEELING. Prosthetic knees have evolved greatly over time, from the simple pendulum of the 1600s to those regulated by rubber bands and […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—The inverse association between fiber intake and the risk for incident symptomatic knee osteoarthritis may be partially mediated by body mass index, according to a study published in the December issue of The Journal of Nutrition. Zhaoli Dai, Ph.D., from the Boston University School of Medicine, and colleagues used data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) […]Continue Reading ...
New study followed thousands of postmenopausal women from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey to demonstrate effectiveness of hormone therapy in reducing prevalence of knee osteoarthritis There is an ongoing debate regarding the relationship between knee osteoarthritis and hormone therapy (HT), with small-scale studies providing mixed results. A new large-scale study from Korea […]Continue Reading ...
Surgeons at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are the first in the U.S. to implant a new device designed to relieve knee pain and help people with osteoarthritis prevent or delay knee replacements. For the millions who suffer with the daily pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis, treatments to slow the progression of the […]Continue Reading ...
University of Calgary researchers Ziad Abusara and Walter Herzog have discovered that most patients who had their meniscus removed developed knee osteoarthritis. Using a powerful, customized microscope, they found that when the meniscus is removed, extensive cell death occurs within hours during vigorous exercise. Credit: Riley Brandt, University of Calgary For hockey great Bobby Orr, […]Continue Reading ...
When it comes to preventing blood clots after a knee replacement, good old aspirin may be just as effective as newer, more expensive drugs. Credit: Michigan Medicine/Manifest When it comes to preventing blood clots after a knee replacement, good old aspirin may be just as effective as newer, more expensive drugs. That swap could help […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers In what researchers state is the first pilot clinical trial to assess the effects of resveratrol on pain severity and levels of inflammatory biomarkers in patients with mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis, the scientists compared treatment with a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) combined with either resveratrol or placebo over […]Continue Reading ...
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