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  1. Patients Rate Knee, Hip Replacement

    May 5, 2006 -- A new survey by Consumer Reports shows a high degree of patient satisfaction with knee- or hip-replacement surgery. The survey included 1,001 knee- and hip-replacement patients. The results, published in the magazine's June issue, include: 82% reported being "very" or "completely" sat

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  2. Joint Replacement Surgery on the Rise

    March 24, 2006 (Chicago) -- The number of total knee replacements performed in the U.S. will leap by 673% -- reaching 3.48 million -- by the year 2030, according to a new study presented Friday at the 73rd annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery in Chicago. Hip replacements wil

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  3. Hip Disease Not for Seniors Only

    March 24, 2006 (Chicago) -- While most of us assume that hip osteoarthritis (OA) and other diseases of the hip happen primarily to seniors, that's not necessarily true, say orthopaedic surgeons speaking at the 73rd annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in Chicago. But the go

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  4. Coaxing Knee Cartilage to Regrow

    March 9, 2006 -- A new study shows that regrowing knee cartilage might help people delay knee-replacement surgery. Cartilage covers the knee's bones. With wear and tear, cartilage gradually softens, then cracks, and finally develops large holes. Without cartilage to serve as a shock absorber, knee b

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  5. Arthritis Supplements in Question

    Feb. 22, 2006 -- The popular dietary supplements glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate are no better than placebo for treating knee pain in most people with osteoarthritis, according to findings from a large study funded by the National Institutes of Health. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of a

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  6. New Hip, New Attitude About Exercise

    Dec. 14, 2005 -- Hip replacement gives many people a new lease on an active life, German researchers report. Klaus Huch, MD, and colleagues studied 809 people who got a new knee or hip because of joint damage relating to osteoarthritis. Their findings: More than half of the hip patients exercised fi

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  7. Drug Ends Joint Loss in Osteoarthritis

    Nov.16, 2005 -- Higher doses of a popular osteoporosis drug may stave off joint destruction and the need for joint replacement surgery among people with painful knee osteoarthritis, according to a new study. The research was presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology in

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  8. Pomegranates May Fight Osteoarthritis

    Sept. 9, 2005 -- Could osteoarthritis be brought to its knees by a simple fruit? Researchers aren't making that declaration just yet. But they have found signs that natural compounds called antioxidants in pomegranates may thwart osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, w

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  9. 'Modest' Arthritis Benefit Seen From MSM

    Aug. 24, 2005 - A sulfur supplement called MSM offers "modest" pain relief from knee osteoarthritis, a small study suggests. MSM -- methylsulfonylmethane -- is a popular supplement for which a number of health claims are made. However, rigorous scientific studies of MSM are few and far between. Now

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  10. Small Weight Loss Takes Big Pressure Off Knee

    June 29, 2005 -- The benefits of weight loss may be multiplied fourfold for people who suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee. A new study shows that for each pound of body weight lost, there is a 4-pound reduction in knee joint stress among overweight and obese people with osteoarthritis of the kne

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