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Pain Behind Knee? Injury vs. Disease-Related Causes

Pain Behind Knee? Injury vs. Disease-Related Causes

Pain behind the knee can be caused by a variety of conditions, the vast majority of which are injury-related. Some systemic diseases, however, can cause pain-behind-knee symptoms, and some life-threatening diseases also can be a source.
Here, we take a closer look at injuries as well as diseases that might lead

Ask the Experts: MRI Scans; Surgery for Arthritis; Aromatherapy

Q. I need to have a full-body MRI scan, and have heard these can be rather unpleasant. Can you offer any coping strategies?
A. Many people do find magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tests unpleasant, particularly if they need to have a full-body scan that involves lying inside a narrow metal tube

Knee Pain: When Joint Replacement is the Best Option

Knee replacement surgery has become increasingly more common over the last 15 years, mainly because the obesity epidemic has increased the prevalence of osteoarthritis (OA) in the knee. More than 600,000 total knee replacements (TKRs) are performed each year in the U.S., according to figures from the Agency for Healthcare

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The Best Treatment Options for Your Painful Knees (Mar., 4)
Ensure the Best Outcome After Joint Replacement Surgery (Jan., 1)
Knee Replacement Surgery: When Should You Consider It? (Dec., 3)

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Knee Replacement Surgery: When Should You Consider It?

Knee pain becomes an all-too-common ailment as you age. In fact, one-third of doctor’s visits for muscle and bone pain are knee-related. Yet for many older adults, achy knees and growing lack of mobility are often the result of osteoarthritis (OA). “This is an age-related ‘wear and tear’ type of

One-Third of Total Knee Replacements Classified “Inappropriate”

Thirty-four percent of knee replacements performed over a 20-year period were classified as “inappropriate” in a study published online in the June 30, 2014, edition of Arthritis & Rheumatology.
More than 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the U.S., mostly to repair the damage caused by osteoarthritis (OA). The

Pre-Surgery Physical Therapy Shortens Rehab Time, Saves Money

Evidence supporting the use of physical therapy before surgery (called prehabilitation, or prehab) to speed recovery has been building for years. Now there is evidence that prehab not only helps you recover sooner, but it also can reduce the cost associated with rehabilitation after an operation.
In the last two years

Newsbriefs: Joint Replacement; Gout; Experimental AMD

Women Have Fewer Complications After Joint Replacement.
Women fare better than men following total joint replacement (TJR), contradicting long-held theories that TJR is underutilized in women because they have worse post-op outcomes, according to study findings presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Based on

Identifying Joint Replacement Patients at Risk for Complications

Doctors at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine have developed two new ways to identify candidates who are at risk for complications following hip and knee replacement surgery.
“There is a need to better identify and predict post-operative complications so we can intervene and provide timely follow-up care,” says

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