Osteoarthritis in Hips and Knees, Increases Cardiovascular Risk

Hip and knee osteoarthritis arthritis increase the risk of cardiovascular events such as congestive heart failure, hear attacks, stroke, angina, and revascularization procedures. The risk is higher with a greater number of hips and knees affected. This study suggests that increased attention to management of osteoarthritis with a goal of improving mobility has potential to reduce cardiovascular events. OA…

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Sonography May Aid Hyaluronic Acid Injections for Knee Arthritis

Some doctors still provide hyaluronic acid (rooster comb) injections for knee osteoarthritis.  This article published in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases suggests that doctors who use guided ultrasound while performing the injection get better results. MONDAY, Aug. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Sonography-guided hyaluronic acid injection may yield better results than surface anatomy-guided injection in…

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NON-INVASIVE, NO-DRUG, KNEE RESTORATION SYSTEM NOW AVAILABLE!

Lubbock, TX:  What if this non-invasive, no-drug solution had no side effects and was proven to decrease pain in TWO TREATMENTS OR LESS! What if it could reduce pain, swelling and improve range of motion?  Imagine being able to get out of bed in the morning and simply walk across the room without considering the…

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Vitamin E and Late State Knee Osteoarthritis

This article showed that people with knee arthritis who took 400 I.U. of Vitamin D per day for 2 months before surgery had improvements in PAIN, STIFFNESS, AND FUNCTION. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2017; 18: 281. Published online 2017 Jun 29. doi:  10.1186/s12891-017-1637-7 PMCID: PMC5492918 Effect of vitamin E on oxidative stress level in blood, synovial fluid, and synovial…

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No significant benefit found between arthroscopic partial meniscectomy, placebo surgery

Sihvonen R, et al. Ann Rheum Dis. 2017;doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2017-211172. June 7, 2017 Recently published results showed patients with a degenerative meniscal tear who underwent arthroscopic partial meniscectomy had no significant benefit over placebo surgery. “As the evidence started to mount that arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM), the most common orthopedic procedure, offers little more than just placebo…

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Knee Scope vs Conservative Treatment

With respect to function, this review identified moderate-certainty evidence that knee arthroscopy results in a very small improvement (4.9 on a 100-point scale) in the short term and very small or no improved function up to 2 years. My treatment plans outperform arthroscopic surgery in the first 6 months according to my data.  You can download an…

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Sham Knee Surgery as Good as the Real Thing

No difference in outcomes for patients with degenerative meniscal tears and no osteoarthritis! by Judy George, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today May 28, 2017 After 2 years of follow-up, arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM) was no better than sham surgery for patients with degenerative medial meniscal tears and no evidence of knee osteoarthritis, reported Finnish researchers in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.…

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Fiber-rich diet linked to lowered risk of painful knee osteoarthritis

Date: May 23, 2017 Source: BMJ Summary: A fiber-rich diet is linked to a lowered risk of painful knee osteoarthritis, finds the first study of its kind. A fibre-rich diet is linked to a lowered risk of painful knee osteoarthritis, finds the first study of its kind, published online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.…

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Steroid Injections May Increase Cartilage Breakdown

May be better for flares of osteoarthritis instead of long-term – Analyst: F. Perry Wilson, MD, MSCE by MedPage Today Staff May 16, 2017 A well-done trial comparing triamcinolone injections with placebo for knee osteoarthritisshowed the steroid doesn’t improve pain or function scores, and may increase cartilage breakdown. Does this spell the end of the…

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Arthroscopic Surgery No Better Than Exercise?

The British Medical Journal recommends against the use of arthroscopic surgery for patients with degenerative knee disease and that arthroscopy was no better than exercise therapy. Arthroscopic surgery for degenerative knee arthritis and meniscal tears: a clinical practice guideline BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j1982 (Published 10 May 2017)Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j1982 What you need…

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