Tag: early arthritis

Q&A: Ligament Tears; Sense of Taste; Anxiety

Q. Years ago I had tears in my anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and my medial collateral ligament (MCL). Do these knee injuries lead to early arthritis? At the time, I had some arthroscopic procedures to repair the injuries.
A. Any trauma to a joint (even surgery) can lead to a series of

In RA, Normal Weight May Be the Patient’s Best Friend

In a study of 944 patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) within the last 12 months, investigators found that both those who were either significantly underweight or overweight/obese were less likely to achieve sustained remission than patients with normal body mass index (BMI).
“Having an elevated BMI is clearly linked to

Do ACL And MCL Injuries Lead To Early Arthritis?

Q. I had arthroscopic procedures for ACL and MCL tears to my knees in my younger days. Do these injuries lead to early arthritis? Is arthroscopy always recommended for ACL and MCL injuries?

A. Any trauma to a joint, even surgery, can potentially start a cascade of events in the joint

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