If you suffer from osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee and you’ve been avoiding exercise because you fear it may worsen your condition, think again. A study presented at the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting in October 2018 found that people with knee OA who regularly walk at a moderate-to-vigorous
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If you have injured yourself—be it a sprained or strained muscle, a torn ligament, or a broken bone—or if you have a physical condition that affects your joint flexibility and mobility, you may be tempted to take to your bed in order to alleviate your discomfort and recover your strength.
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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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
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
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
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
Q. I have rheumatoid arthritis that affects my knee. Will a total knee replacement be as helpful for me as it is for people with knee osteoarthritis?
A. If medications, physical therapy and other more conservative measures don’t adequately relieve pain, knee replacement surgery can ease pain whether you have osteoarthritis
Every year, more than 670,000 total knee replacements are performed in the United States. But few studies have compared knee replacement with nonsurgical treatment. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (October 2015) compared total knee replacement surgery with a nonsurgical regimen in 100 people with moderate-to-severe