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May 26, 2017

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May 26, 2017

Rodents With Trouble Walking Reveal Potential Treatment Approach for Most Common Joint Disease

May 11, 2017 — Maintaining the supply of a molecule that helps to nourish cartilage prevented osteoarthritis in animal models of the disease, according to a new ... read more

May 2, 2017 — Overweight and obese people who lost a substantial amount of weight over a 48-month period showed significantly lower degeneration of their knee cartilage, according to a new ... read more

Clearing out Old Cells Could Extend Joint Health, Stop Osteoarthritis

Apr. 26, 2017 — Selectively removing old or 'senescent' cells from joints could stop and even reverse the progression of osteoarthritis, researchers report after a preclinical study in mice and human ... read more

Women More Sensitized Than Men to Metal Used in Joint Replacement

Apr. 19, 2017 — Why are women at higher risk of complications after total hip or knee replacement surgery? An increased rate of hypersensitivity to the metals contained in joint implants might be a contributing ... read more

New Tool for Prognosis, Choice of Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Mar. 23, 2017 — In rheumatoid arthritis, antibodies are formed that affect the inflammation in the joints. In a new article, researchers show that antibodies against the cartilage protein collagen II are associated ... read more

Combating Wear and Tear

Mar. 22, 2017 — A team of researchers has discovered that damage to collagen, the main building block of all human tissue, can occur much earlier at a molecular level from too much physical stress. This could be ... read more

Surgery May Not Offer Additional Benefit to Patients With Tennis Elbow, Study Shows

Mar. 18, 2017 — Surgical approaches to treating tennis elbow may not offer additional benefit to patients, say researchers. Their study, a randomized, double-blinded clinical trial, explored patient responses to a ... read more

Levels of Biomarkers After ACL Surgery May Signal Severity of Osteoarthritis Later in Life

Mar. 18, 2017 — A majority of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction patients develop a condition known as posttraumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) within 15 years of surgery, which can be debilitating and limit ... read more

Intensive Aquatic Resistance Training Decreases Body Fat Mass and Improves Physcial Function in Women With Mild Knee Osteoarthritis

Mar. 17, 2017 — Aquatic resistance training significantly decreases body fat mass and increases walking speed in postmenopausal women with mild knee osteoarthritis. The effect of aquatic resistance training on ... read more

Undergoing Hip Replacement Improves Five-Year Quality of Life

Mar. 15, 2017 — Patients undergoing total hip replacement experience meaningful and lasting improvements in quality of life (QOL) through at least five years after the procedure, reports a new ... read more

Age Not a Factor in Success of Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Mar. 15, 2017 — Whether you're younger than 65 or older than 75, age may not be a discernible factor in the success of shoulder replacement surgery, according to a new ... read more

Bariatric Surgery Impacts Joint Replacement Outcomes in Very Obese Patients

Mar. 14, 2017 — In morbidly obese patients, bariatric surgery performed prior to a total hip or knee replacement can reduce in-hospital and 90-day postoperative complications and improve patient health, but it does ... read more

One-Third of Costs Prior to Knee Replacement for Non-Recommended Therapies

Mar. 14, 2017 — In the year prior to total knee replacement (TKR) surgery, almost one-third of the costs for treatment of arthritis symptoms went toward strategies not recommended by the American Academy of ... read more

Most Athletic Patients Return to Sports, Highly Satisfied With ACL Reconstruction

Mar. 14, 2017 — Most athletic patients who have reconstructive surgery for a torn ACL are highly satisfied with the procedure and able to return to sports, new research ... read more

Leisure-Time Physical Activity Is Related to Cartilage Health and Quality Health in Knee Osteoarthritis

Mar. 14, 2017 — Higher leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) level promotes cartilage health in postmenopausal women with mild knee osteoarthritis (OA). This study investigated the relationship between 12-month LTPA ... read more

Medication to Treat Anxiety, Depression May Reduce Hip, Knee Replacement Revision Risk

Mar. 14, 2017 — Patients who take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), commonly prescribed medications used to treat anxiety and depression, may experience a reduced risk of revision surgery following ... read more

Nearly All Shoulder Replacement Patients Under Age 55 Return to Sports

Mar. 14, 2017 — A new study found that 96.4 percent of recreational athletes, age 55 and younger, who underwent total shoulder replacement surgery returned to at least one sport, on average, within seven months of ... read more

High Rate of Return to Running Following Arthroscopic Hip Surgery

Mar. 14, 2017 — Ninety-six percent of patients who were recreational or competitive runners prior to developing hip bone spurs returned to their sport within nine months of arthroscopic surgery, according to new ... read more

Home May Be the Best Place to Recover After Total Joint Replacement Surgery

Mar. 14, 2017 — Despite higher costs, many doctors recommend and some patients prefer, recovery at an in-patient rehabilitation facility following total hip (THR) or total knee replacement (TKR) surgery. And yet a ... read more

Scientists Discover New Mechanism That Leads to Inflammation in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Mar. 2, 2017 — New research findings suggest that synovial CD4+ T cells that produce IL-21 contribute to joint inflammation by activating synovial fibroblasts in rheumatoid arthritis ... read more

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