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    1. Weight Loss May Spare Knee Cartilage, Study Finds

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Losing a large amount of weight slows the loss of knee cartilage in obese people, a new study shows. Obesity is a major risk factor for knee osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease that often leads to joint replacemen

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    2. More People Getting Knees Replaced, at Younger Age

      By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Aging baby boomers are getting bum knees replaced at a greater rate, and at a younger age, than ever before, a new U.S. study confirms. The data, from the National Hospital Discharge Survey, shows that between 2000 and 201

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    3. Knee, Hip Replacements Linked to Heart Risks

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who have total hip or knee replacement surgery face a greater risk for a heart attack during the first month following the procedure, a new study finds. The chances of a heart attack were more than eight times gre

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    4. 10 Solutions for Sore Knees

      If you slip on the sidewalk, wipe out while playing with your kids, or wrench your knee all of a sudden, you know you need rest, ice, and a trip to your doctor. But what should you do about ongoing knee pain that just won't quit? Maybe it’s a hangover from an old sports injury. Or perhaps it’s arthr

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    5. Common Knee Surgery May Boost Arthritis Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A common type of knee surgery may increase the chances of arthritis, a new study suggests. The procedure repairs tears in the meniscus, a piece of cartilage that acts as a shock absorber. There are two in each knee, and

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    6. Acupuncture May Not Help Chronic Knee Pain

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture doesn't improve knee pain any more than "sham" acupuncture, according to a new study. "Among patients older than 50 years with moderate to severe chronic knee pain, neither laser nor needle acupuncture conferre

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    7. Study Questions Value of Certain Knee Surgeries

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Compared to conservative treatments, arthroscopic knee surgery offers no apparent benefit for middle-aged people with age-related tears of the meniscus -- the cartilage that cushions the knee joint, according to a new an

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    8. Knee Pain May Not Be Helped by Glucosamine

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The dietary supplement glucosamine does not slow cartilage damage in people with chronic knee pain, according to a new study. Millions of Americans take glucosamine in an effort to treat osteoarthritis of the knee and ot

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    9. What Is Your Knee Telling You?

      Do your knees make noise? There's probably no reason for concern. Popping and cracking sounds usually aren't signs that something's wrong. “A lot of joints crack and the knees are a really common joint to crack,” says David McAllister, MD, director of the UCLA's Sports Medicine Program. “Most people

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    10. Study Questions Value of Common Knee Surgery

      By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Improvements in knee pain following a common orthopedic procedure appear to be largely due to the placebo effect, a new Finnish study suggests. The research, which was published Dec. 26 in the New England Journal of Med

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