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Osteoarthritis Health Center

News and Features Related to Osteoarthritis

  1. Osteoarthritis Treatment Now

    While there's no cure for osteoarthritis , you can still do much to relieve pain and stay active. Your osteoarthritis treatment will depend on several factors, including the severity of your pain -- and how much it affects your everyday activities. Osteoarthritis often progresses slowly, with period

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  2. Exercise Before Joint Replacement?

    Sept. 29, 2006 -- Getting a total knee or hip replacement? A sensible exercise plan before surgery may help you recover after it. That news appears in Arthritis & Rheumatism. Researchers included Daniel Rooks, ScD, of Harvard Medical School, Boston's New England Baptist Hospital, and Beth Israel Dea

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  3. Are Anti-Inflammatory Pain Relievers Safe for You?

    At age 62, April Dawson lives every day with chronic pain from wrist arthritis. "There are a lot of everyday things I just can't do now," she says. "I can't open packages or jars or even lift a half-gallon of milk. Some days I can barely turn the ignition in my car." But despite the pain and inconve

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  4. Arthritis and Knee Surgery: New Twist

    May 12, 2006 -- People with severely arthritis -damaged knees may still be candidates for a certain type of knee surgery called meniscus transplantation. So says a study in Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. The researchers who worked on the study included Kevin Stone, MD,

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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