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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. Shock-Absorbing Shoes: Bad for Knees?

      Nov. 8, 2007 -- Those shock-absorbing athletic shoes and clogs designed to protect and cushion the feet may be bad for arthritic knees. When researchers examined the effects of different types of footwear on people with knee osteoarthritis, they found that going barefoot put less stress on knee join

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