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  1. Arthroscopy May Not Help Knee Arthritis

    Sept. 10, 2008 -- Arthroscopic knee surgery for people suffering from osteoarthritis doesn't reduce joint symptoms or improve its function compared with optimal nonsurgical treatment. That's according to a new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers at the University of W

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  2. Half of Adults Will Get Knee Arthritis

    Sept. 5, 2008 -- Nearly half of Americans are likely to develop arthritis in at least one knee by age 85. For people who are obese, the risk is greater. Researchers from the CDC and the University of North Carolina studied data on 3,068 people in Johnston County, N.C. Participants, all 45 years old

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  3. New Scan Detects Early Arthritis

    Aug. 20, 2008 -- A new MRI test promises to detect osteoarthritis early, when treatments are most helpful. The technique also detects spinal disc degeneration, report NYU researchers Alexej Jerschow, PhD, and Ravinder R. Regatte, PhD, at the 236th annual meeting of the American Chemical Society, hel

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  4. Joint Replacement an Option for Elderly

    July 14, 2008 -- Knee or hip replacement surgery may be a viable option for relieving the pain and disability caused by osteoarthritis among the elderly. A new study shows older adults who have hip or knee replacement surgery for severe osteoarthritis may take several weeks to recover but have excel

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  5. FDA Warning: Cipro May Rupture Tendons

    July 8, 2008 -- Federal regulators are ordering new warnings on Cipro and similar antibiotics because of increased risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture. The new warnings apply to fluoroquinolones, a class of antibiotics that includes the popular drug Cipro. The FDA has told companies that the drugs

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  6. Can the New Wave of Watery Workouts Help Your Arthritis?

    Last one in the water is a ... Remember this challenge from your childhood? For today's fitness-conscious adults, it has new meaning. Don't be the last person to discover the new wave of water workouts -- for strength and cardio training, flexibility, relaxation, rehabilitation, and weight managemen

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  7. An Exercise Fix for Knee Osteoarthritis

    Jerry Wade used to love bird-watching with his wife, an avid birder. "I'm not a birder myself, but I like being active and getting out there with her," he says. "Bird-watching puts you into natural areas and some rough terrain -- it's not an easy physical activity." But in the fall of 2005, the 66-y

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  8. Osteoarthritis Risk: Handy Finding

    Jan. 3, 2008 -- Is your ring finger longer than your index finger? That may show a risk for knee osteoarthritis, especially in women, a British study shows. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. In osteoarthritis, the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of bones within joints

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  9. Study: Hip Replacement Benefits Last

    Nov. 29, 2007 -- Hip replacement may have long-term benefits.  That's according to new British and Dutch hip replacement studies. The British study included 282 adults aged 60 and older who got a hip replacement because of osteoarthritis. Before hip replacement, the patients rated how well their hip

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  10. Joint Replacements Cut Pain for Seniors

    Nov. 12, 2007 (Boston) -- Joint replacement surgeries are making a big dent in the pain and disability rates of senior citizens with arthritis, according to new research presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology in Boston. Researchers conducted the new study to learn wh

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