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  1. FDA OKs Voltaren Gel for Osteoarthritis

    Oct. 23, 2007 -- The FDA has approved Voltaren Gel, the first prescription skin gel to treat osteoarthritis joint pain. Voltaren Gel contains diclofenac sodium, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that's also in oral Voltaren. The gel can be applied to joints that hurt because of osteoarth

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  2. Calcitonin May Fight Osteoarthritis

    July 30, 2007 -- A drug currently used to treat osteoporosis may also help protect the bone and slow or perhaps even halt the progression of osteoarthritis, according to early research. A new study shows treatment with calcitonin, a hormone, effectively prevented erosion of knee cartilage in rat mod

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  3. Acupuncture May Help Knee Arthritis

    July 7, 2005 -- Acupuncture may offer some relief from osteoarthritis in the knee - at least in the short run. Researchers report the finding in The Lancet. They studied nearly 300 people with knee osteoarthritis. Acupuncture's long-term effects on knee osteoarthritis now need to be tested, write th

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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