Knee Problem News

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

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

5/4/2010
Health Tip: When to See a Doctor for a Knee Injury

Signs that you should seek treatment

3/11/2010
New Knee May Improve Balance

Replacement joint seems to help prevent falls among elderly, study finds

3/6/2010
Electromagnetic Pulses May Stem Arthritic Knee Pain

New device could improve life quality without side effects, expert says

2/4/2010
Nanofiber Gel May Spur Growth of New Knee Cartilage

Animal study reveals new way to repair damage with natural tissue

1/30/2010
For the Knee, Shoes and Playing Surface Matter

Study finds that cleats and natural grass make the safest combination

1/28/2010
Injections May Boost Knee Surgery Success

Patients with torn meniscus plus arthritis recover better when given sodium hyaluronate, study finds

1/26/2010
In Injury-Prone Soccer, Headers Aren't the Problem

Colliding with other body parts, and the ground, cause more injuries, experts say

1/24/2010
Downhill Sports Can Take a Dangerous Turn

Expert advises skiers, snowboarders to keep alert and wear a helmet

1/15/2010
Girls' Soccer Injuries Plummet After Exercise Program

Specially designed training sessions bring less trauma to knees, researchers say

1/7/2010
Slim Risk of Death After Joint Replacement

Mortality risk highest within first 26 days after hip or knee surgery, study finds

12/4/2009
Timing of Multiple-Ligament Knee Surgery May Not Matter

Outcomes same whether procedure done immediately or 3 weeks later, study shows

12/1/2009
Weak Muscles May Cause 'Runner's Knee'

Hamstrings, quadriceps and fallen arches take the blame in new study

11/30/2009
Lots of Exercise in Midlife May Lead to Osteoarthritis

Like a pothole that worsens over time, so do knees' internal injuries, study finds

10/29/2009
Tai Chi May Help Ward Off Knee Pain in Seniors

Two hours per week can improve osteoarthritis symptoms in older patients, study finds

10/23/2009
Common Knee Pain May Improve With Therapy

Supervised exercise had better results than wait-and-see approach, researchers say

10/7/2009
2nd Knee Surgery Common Among Young Patients

More active life raises risk for repeated rupture, researchers suspect

9/25/2009
FDA Acknowledges Mistakes in Knee-Device Approval

Agency says it will review procedure for endorsing medical devices

9/22/2009
Health Tip: Ward Off Runner's Knee

A dull pain in the front of the knee

9/3/2009
High School Sports Put Players at Risk for Severe Injuries

More needs to be done to protect young knees, ankles and shoulders, researcher says

8/27/2009
Strong Thighs May Mean Less Knee Pain for Women

Study found link between muscle strength, arthritis woes

7/30/2009
Biomarker Could Predict Severe Osteoarthritis

Those with highest levels are more apt to have joint replacement, study finds

7/14/2009
Repair ACL Injuries in Young Athletes Quickly

Postponing surgery can lead to more problems, study finds

7/11/2009
Type of Knee Surgery Makes Difference in Football Career

Meniscus repair may cut playing time more than ACL reconstruction, findings show

4/9/2009
Health Tip: Don't Let Minor Knee Pain Slow You Down

Help make a sore knee feel better

2/6/2009
Prescription Chondroitin May Help Knee Osteoarthritis

European drug is not the same as supplement available in U.S., study says

2/4/2009
Exercise Key Player in Knee Replacement Recovery

Workouts counter functional decline, could ward off osteoarthritis, study says

1/19/2009
Knee Replacement Works Best When Patients, Providers Agree

But opinions on the need for the operation differ about 20% of the time, researchers say

9/24/2008
Health Tip: Choosing a Knee Brace

Which type is best for you?

9/10/2008
Surgery for Knee Osteoarthritis No Better Than Therapy, Meds

Study found results for both were same 2 years later

9/5/2008
Almost Half of Adults Will Develop Knee Osteoarthritis by 85

Study finds risk is greatest for those overweight or obese at age 45

8/20/2008
Modified MRI Spots Early Osteoarthritis

Known biomarker easier to identify, so permanent joint damage may be avoided, study says

7/25/2008
Warm-Up Reduces ACL Injury in Female Soccer Players

Program of stretching, strengthening and agility drills cut knee ligament damage, U.S. report says

7/10/2008
ACL Reconstruction With Cadaver Tissue Risky in Younger Patients

Failure rate after surgery as high as 24% in middle-age patients, study shows

5/29/2008
Knee Injuries Main Cause of HS Sports Surgeries

Girls twice as likely to suffer major trauma; more education, fair play urged

5/26/2008
Cane Use May Cut Progression of Knee Osteoarthritis

Gait support translated into 10% average decrease in lateral load on joint, study finds

4/28/2008
Health Tip: Wear and Tear on the Knees

How to minimize damage and discomfort

4/24/2008
Women Risk Bone Loss After Knee Surgery

Prevention of ligament injuries is key, experts say

4/4/2008
Yoga Program May Help Prevent Falls in Elderly

9-week course for women over 65 showed increased flexibility, balance and stance

3/10/2008
Gender Bias at Play in Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis

Study finds doctors twice as likely to recommend replacement surgery for men as women

3/6/2008
ACL Tears Worth Fixing in Seniors

Age should not be determining factor for knee repair surgery, study suggests

3/6/2008
Biking, Walking Best for New Knees

Tennis, jogging and even golf are tougher on replaced joints, study finds

2/26/2008
Health Tip: Prevent Runner's Knee

Rest as soon as knee pain starts

1/4/2008
Fingers Point to Risk for Arthritic Knees

If index finger is shorter than ring finger you might be in trouble, study suggests

12/30/2007
Gain a Foothold on Winter Walking Safety

Tread carefully in slush and ice, and use caution when exiting transportation

12/10/2007
Group Seeks Refinement of Knee Arthritis Treatment Guidelines

Changes should stress education, patient activity management interventions, review finds

11/30/2007
Study Probes Source of Knee Arthritis Pain

It's not based on damage to the knees' cushioning elements, study suggests

11/9/2007
Close to Barefoot Best for Arthritic Knees

Study yields surprising results on what footwear works best

9/21/2007
Post-Knee Replacement Physio Helps in Short Term

But gains in flexibility, quality of life don't last, data suggests

8/31/2007
Swelling After Knee Injury May Hinder Healing

Pig study shows blocking 2 proteins could mean less invasive treatment of meniscus damage