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  • Outcomes better at one year with physical therapy for knee OA

    For patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, those undergoing physical therapy have less pain and functional disability at one year compared with those who receive an intraarticular glucocorticoid injection, according to a study published in the April 9 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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  • Alternatives to Knee Replacement Surgery

    Knee replacement surgery is not usually the first option for treating knee pain. Various alternative treatments may help bring relief. If you’re experiencing knee pain, ask your doctor about less invasive ways to address it. Here are some suggestions.

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  • Waiting for or Recovering from Joint Replacement Surgery During the Time of COVID-19

    During this time of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many elective surgeries, such as hip and knee replacements, are being postponed. Whether you are waiting to have an elective hip or knee replacement, or you have just had surgery and are recovering at home, there are ways to improve the health of your joints on your own.

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  • Bursitis of the Hip

    Bursitis is the painful swelling of bursae. Bursae are fluid-filled sacs that cushion your tendons, ligaments, and muscles. When they work normally, bursae help the tendons, ligaments, and muscles glide smoothly over bone. But when the bursae are swollen, the area around them becomes very tender and painful. Trochanteric bursitis is swelling affecting the bursae of the hip.

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  • Better Knee, Better Me™: effectiveness of two scalable health care interventions supporting self-management for knee osteoarthritis – protocol for a randomized controlled trial

    The aim of this study is to compare, in a private health insurance setting, the clinical- and cost-effectiveness of a remotely-delivered, evidence- and theory-informed, behaviour change intervention targeting exercise and self-management (Exercise intervention), with the same intervention plus active weight management (Exercise plus weight management intervention), and with an information-only control group for people with knee osteoarthritis who are overweight or obese.

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  • Vitamin D boosts chances of walking after hip fracture

    Senior citizens who are not vitamin D deficient have a better chance of walking after hip fracture surgery. The findings suggest that vitamin D deficiency could limit mobility in older adults, according to one of the researchers.

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  • Treatment and Recovery Time for MCL Tears

    The medial collateral ligament (MCL) on the inner side of the knee is most often torn when there is a force that strikes the outside of the knee. The MCL attempts to resist widening of the joint and tears if the force is too great. When this happens, you face a recovery time of weeks to months, depending on the grade of the MCL tear.

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  • Follow-Up Appointments After Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery

    After undergoing joint replacement surgery, such as hip replacement surgery or knee replacement surgery, there will be a number of follow-up appointments with your orthopedic surgeon to ensure that your recovery is proceeding as anticipated. While most people are interested in the actual surgical procedure, the vast majority of your appointments with your surgeon will be during this postoperative recovery process.

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  • Should You Get a Partial Knee Replacement?

    Partial knee replacement isn’t for everyone — and there are trade-offs. But for people who meet the criteria, there are advantages.

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  • Kneecap Dislocation

    A dislocation of the kneecap occurs when the patella comes completely out of its groove on the end of the thigh bone (femur), and comes to rest on the outside of the knee joint. Kneecap dislocations usually occur as a significant injury the first time the injury occurs, but the kneecap may dislocate much more easily thereafter.

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