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Bisphosphonates May Prevent Knee Surgery
If you’re a woman with knee osteoarthritis, taking bisphosphonates may help reduce your need for having knee replacement surgery, according to a recent study conducted in the UK. The study found that women who took bisphosphonates were 27 percent less likely to undergo knee replacement surgery

Bisphosphonates May Prevent Knee Replacement

New research suggests that taking care of one’s bone health may also pay off in reducing the need for knee replacement, reported researchers at the Osteoarthritis Research Society International meeting (May 2015). According to the study, women with knee osteoarthritis (OA) who took bisphosphonates were 27 percent less likely to

Smoking Worsens Knee OA Pain

It may seem common knowledge that cigarettes are bad for you, but nearly 18 of every 100 U.S. adults aged 18 years or older (17.8%) currently smoke cigarettes, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This reality is bad news for those with knee osteoarthritis (OA) who currently

Is Osteoarthritis an Inevitable Part of Aging?

As we get older, it may seem like living with increasingly creaky, arthritic joints is inevitable. Of the more than 100 types of arthritis, osteoarthritis is by far the most common and age is a factor. It rarely occurs in young adults and affects more than one-third of Americans over

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