Knee Problem News

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6/3/2016
Many Take Opioids Months After Hip, Knee Replacements

Study findings highlight growing painkiller addiction epidemic

5/26/2016
Knee Replacement Patients May Be Able to Hit the Shower Sooner

Getting area wet before sutures or staples are removed doesn't seem to raise infection risk, study finds

5/23/2016
Tai Chi: Rx for Arthritic Knees

As effective as physical therapy, study suggests, plus it might also improve depression

3/26/2016
Injuries More Common in Teens Who Focus on Single Sport

Study shows the more teens specialize, the greater the risk of knee and hip problems

3/23/2016
Birth Control Pills Linked to Fewer Severe Knee Injuries in Teen Girls

Study reinforces theory that estrogen may be why females suffer more ACL problems than males

3/8/2016
Vitamin D a No Go for Arthritic Knees, Study Finds

Supplements didn't slow disease progression or ease pain, even in patients with low levels of the vitamin

2/22/2016
Botox-Like Injection Might Ease Runners' Knee Pain

British researchers used Dysport to bring long-term relief for common ailment of physically active people

2/11/2016
Weakened Knees a Big Cause of Falls for Older People: Study

But treatments to improve strength, balance may guard against injuries, disability, researchers say

12/8/2015
Health Tip: Using a Knee Brace

Make sure it's worn properly

12/2/2015
MRI Can Spot Early Signs of Knee Arthritis: Study

Even when X-rays are normal, the scans can signal need for preventive steps, researchers say

11/30/2015
Long-Distance Running Takes Toll on Joints, But It May Be Temporary

Cartilage between knee, ankle and foot joints has ability to regenerate, study suggests

11/30/2015
Weight Loss May Spare Knee Cartilage, Study Finds

Losing more than 10 percent of body weight was linked to slower degeneration of cushioning in joints

11/10/2015
Knee Arthritis: Steroid Shots May Not Help Long-Term, Ozone Injections Promising

Two studies test out old and new treatments for the debilitating ailment

11/4/2015
Weight-Loss Surgery Often Brings Less Painful Joints: Study

Patients tend to get around better as the pounds drop away, but not everyone will benefit, researchers say

10/2/2015
Obesity Won't Affect Joint Surgery Safety, Study Finds

Heavy patients needed fewer blood transfusions, did not have more complications

9/2/2015
More Americans Getting Knees Replaced, And at Younger Ages

Procedure rate nearly doubled between 2000-2010, CDC statistics show

7/30/2015
Knee Replacement May Ease Pain for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Procedure can 'turn back time' on the joints, at least temporarily, study finds

7/21/2015
6/17/2015
Study Questions Value of Arthroscopic Knee Surgery for Older Patients

Exercise a better way to relieve arthritis discomfort, researchers say

5/22/2015
Young Athletes With ACL Injuries Often Need Repeat Surgery: Study

Starting athletics early, focusing on just one sport contribute to risks

4/14/2015
Health Tip: Exercising With Knee Problems

Suggestions to help strengthen without straining

3/30/2015
Young People At Risk of Second Injury After Knee Surgery

Study finds repeat problems common after early ACL repair

3/27/2015
Painful Knee Arthritis May Be Linked to Premature Death

Connection is likely due to limited mobility, researcher says

3/26/2015
In-Patient Rehab Not Always Needed After New Knee

People do just as well with in-home physical therapy, study finds

2/24/2015
Health Tip: Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery

Quit smoking, and lose extra weight

1/6/2015
Knee Arthritis Drugs Beat Placebos, but Study Finds No Clear Winner

Injections were rated slightly more effective at fighting pain than pills

12/30/2014
Better Pain Relief After Knee Replacement Surgery?

Study suggests injected drug might ease pain while maintaining mobility, but more research is needed

12/3/2014
Common Knee Surgery May Boost Arthritis Risk, Study Suggests

Repairing tears in meniscus cartilage made joint trouble more likely than physical therapy did

11/13/2014
Health Tip: Feeling Weak in the Knee?

Symptoms of unstable kneecap

9/30/2014
Acupuncture May Not Help Chronic Knee Pain, Study Finds

Laser, needle treatment worked no better than 'sham' procedure

9/26/2014
ACL Tear Won't Keep Most College Athletes From Returning to Play: Study

Recovery actually seems better for college-age players vs. younger peers, researchers say

8/25/2014
Study Questions Value of Certain Knee Surgeries

For age-related meniscus tears, physical therapy and meds may work as well as arthroscopy

7/24/2014
Health Tip: Recovering After Knee Replacement

Prepare your home before the surgery

7/11/2014
Delaying Kid's Knee Surgery Could Be a Bad Play, Study Finds

Secondary injuries more common among children who postpone ligament repair, research shows

6/12/2014
Can 6,000 Steps a Day Keep Knee Arthritis at Bay?

Study links one hour of walking daily with improved mobility

6/6/2014
Knee Replacement Surgeries Rising With Obesity Rates

Total knee replacements more than tripled between 1993 and 2009, study shows

4/7/2014
Drinking Milk May Slow Knee Arthritis in Women, Study Finds

Same effect was not seen in men, and high cheese intake was tied to poorer knee health

3/15/2014
Knee Ligament Tears Don't Permanently Sideline Most College Football Players

Study of NCAA Division I athletes found majority returned to playing field

3/15/2014
Knee Surgery May Put Kids at Higher Risk for Future Arthritis

Small study followed up on young people who underwent procedure to repair torn ligament

3/13/2014
Pain Can Plague Women After Knee Replacement Surgery

Study also found that type of anesthesia and patient's weight play a role in levels of discomfort

1/23/2014
Hormone Therapy May Cut Risk of Repeat Joint Replacement Surgery in Women

Those who took it after hip, knee replacement saw risk of second procedure drop by about 40 percent

1/3/2014
Get Fit Before You Hit the Slopes

Endurance training cuts chances of falls, injuries, sports medicine doc says

1/1/2014
When Winter Fun Isn't So Fun

Sledding, skating, skiing and other cold weather activities all carry a potential risk of harm

12/26/2013
Study Questions Value of Common Knee Surgery

Procedure to repair a torn meniscus worked no better than a fake one to ease lingering pain

11/12/2013
Obesity Is Driving Surge in Knee Replacements, Study Finds

Compared with seniors, artificial knee patients under 65 more likely to be severely overweight, data shows

9/24/2013
10 Percent Weight Loss May Relieve Arthritic Knee Pain

Biggest improvement seen with diet-exercise combo in 18-month study of older, overweight adults

9/17/2013
Doctors Quick to Order Knee MRIs When They Own a Scanner, Study Finds

Test results were more likely to be normal when doctors 'self-referred' knee pain patients

8/20/2013
Shoe Inserts Don't Help Arthritic Knee Pain: Study

Although inexpensive and noninvasive, treatment is ineffective, review concludes

7/19/2013
Knee Shape May Predict Who'll Benefit From ACL Surgery, Study Says

X-rays could aid decision-making, researchers note

7/11/2013
After ACL Surgery, Another Knee Injury Likely, Study Suggests

Athletes who return to sports should take precautions, researcher advises