Knee Problem News

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4/12/2013
'Mobility Shoes' May Help Those With Arthritic Knees: Study

The footwear alters gait and reduces load on the joint, researchers say

3/19/2013
Joint Replacement May Reinvigorate Sex Life

Study shows unsung benefit of the surgery may be the ability to enjoy all aspects of life more

3/19/2013
Therapy as Good as Surgery for Some With Torn Knee Cartilage

Study looked at osteoarthritis patients in severe pain

2/27/2013
Diabetes Doesn't Seem to Raise Risks After Knee Replacement

Rates of infection, blood clots similar in those with and without the condition, study finds

2/16/2013
Many Skiers Who Tear ACLs Can Avoid Surgery, Expert Says

Identifying those patients cuts health costs, recovery time

1/8/2013
Vitamin D Doesn't Improve Knee Arthritis, Study Finds

No benefit seen in those taking supplements over those given placebo

12/7/2012
Health Tip: If You've Got Knee Arthritis

Lose any excess weight, experts urge

11/26/2012
Too Much or Too Little Activity Can Spur Knee Problems

High-impact exercise linked to cartilage deterioration, osteoarthritis, researchers say

11/12/2012
Income May Influence Outcome of Knee Replacement Surgery: Study

Researchers suggest that low-wage earners may put off surgery longer and then be happier with results

11/6/2012
Keep Moving to Ease Pain of Knee Arthritis: Review

Researchers found aerobic, water exercise reduced pain, boosted function in patients

11/1/2012
Obese Children Struggle With Joint Pain: Study

Experts say vicious cycle of inactivity, poor diet set overweight kids up for arthritis as adults

10/19/2012
Are Knee Injuries Tied to Menstrual Cycle?

Researchers say monthly hormonal changes may contribute to ACL tears, chronic pain

10/5/2012
U.S. Sees a Run on New Knees Since 1990s

Over $9 billion spent annually on the operation, researchers say

9/13/2012
Knee, Hip Replacements Don't Help People Lose Weight: Study

Evidence is inconclusive and may even point to weight gain, researchers say

7/23/2012
Joint Replacement Boosts Heart Attack Risk Right After Surgery: Study

Experts say doctors need to cut chances of cardiac trouble before procedure

6/7/2012
Obesity, Diabetes May Raise Complications After Joint Replacement

Lung disease can also put older hip and knee surgery patients at risk, study finds

5/28/2012
Key to More Active, Slimmer Kids: Friends

Small study found they adjust physical activity based on their social network

5/10/2012
Health Tip: When Your Knee is Unstable

Here are potential warning signs

3/12/2012
FDA Panel Recommends Second Chance for New Class of Painkillers

Trials halted in 2010 after some taking the drugs may have overworked damaged knees, needed surgery

1/17/2012
Joint Replacement Patients Face Blood Clot Risk in Hospital

Knee surgery associated with twice the risk compared to hip procedure, evidence review found

1/17/2012
Knee Arthritis May Speed Up Process Linked to Cell Aging

People with osteoarthritis have increased cell deterioration nearest to damaged joint, study finds

12/21/2011
Diet Might Help Those Immobilized by Knee Osteoarthritis

Substantial weight loss reduces pain, raises mobility, researchers say

12/21/2011
Timing of Aquatic Therapy After Joint Replacement Matters

Starting within days of the operation seems beneficial for those with new knees, but not hips

12/19/2011
Knee Pain Plagues Many Women Over 50

Overweight, previous injury, arthritis predicted persistent discomfort, researchers found

11/18/2011
Painkiller Dependence Before Knee Surgery May Slow Recovery

Researchers suggest weaning patients off opioids before procedure is performed

11/7/2011
Knee Arthritis Striking at Younger Ages, But Weight Loss May Help

Studies suggest playing sports longer, extra pounds might explain trend

10/26/2011
Health Tip: Exercise for Stronger Knees

Here are potential benefits

9/16/2011
7/8/2011
Men Who Smoke at Lower Risk of Joint Replacement: Study

Extra pounds, vigorous exercise linked to severe knee, hip problems, research also indicates

7/7/2011
Men Seem More Likely Than Women to Develop Hole in Knee Cartilage

Damage, which tends to occur after ACL injury, raises risk for osteoarthritis, researchers say

6/9/2011
Health Tip: Prevent Runner's Knee

Help protect this sensitive joint

6/7/2011
Joint Replacement Risks Rise at Less Experienced Hospitals

Study finds greater likelihood of clots, death when few operations are done

4/18/2011
Health Tip: You Don't Have to Run to Get Runner's Knee

Here are common contributing factors

3/7/2011
Early Rehab May Help Speed Recovery After Knee Surgery

Joint replacement patients who began therapy within 24 hours were discharged sooner: study

2/20/2011
Weight Loss Surgery May Cut Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

Obese patients who lost 57 pounds in 6 months saw significant improvements, study finds

2/17/2011
Knee Replacements Still Work 20 Years Later

Study showed most recipients remained active and pain-free

2/14/2011
Obesity, Bum Knees Robbing Seniors of Good Years: Study

Slimming down would spare hundreds of thousands of people chronic pain, surgery

1/7/2011
Motivation May Affect Timing on Return to Work With a New Knee

Resumption of activity depends more on the patient than the type of job, study finds

12/9/2010
Shortened Jump Training Course May Save Women Basketball Players' Knees

After just four weeks, strength and stability had improved, researchers say

12/3/2010
U.S. Needs National Registry for Joint Replacement Devices: Study

Kaiser registry of 80,000 helps notify patients of device recalls, researchers find

11/22/2010
Painful Knees Often Tied to Pain in Other Joints

Arthritic discomfort elsewhere may raise intensity of knee woes, researchers say

11/8/2010
Vitamin D No Magic Bullet for Osteoarthritis

It didn't reduce pain or delay disease progression, researchers found

8/27/2010
Quality of Care After Joint Surgery May Affect Heart Health

Certain steps seem to cut risk of angina, cardiac events, researchers found

8/24/2010
Health Tip: Is Knee Replacement Safe?

Why your doctor may advise against it

8/18/2010
Osteoarthritis Risk May Be Higher If Knees Point Outward

Leg alignment seems to play role in distribution of joint stress, research suggests

8/7/2010
Early Steps Can Protect Your Knees, Prevent Later Problems

Lifestyle changes can help stave off arthritis, surgery, doctor says

7/29/2010
Knee, Hip Replacements May Aid Weight Loss: Study

Healthier lifestyle may be an added bonus for patients following joint surgery, researcher suggests

7/21/2010
Not Every ACL Tear Needs Early Surgery, Study Suggests

One expert says treatment of the common knee injury is best decided case-by-case

7/17/2010
Simple Tool May Predict Athlete's Risk for Ligament Injury

In-office test for ACL tear as accurate as more expensive methods, researchers say

7/16/2010
Knee Replacements Can Fail for Various Reasons, Expert Says

Implants vulnerable to friction, infection, instability, fracture and stiffness, specialist warns