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  1. 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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  2. 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 peopl

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  3. 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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  4. Return-to-Work Rate High After Knee Replacement

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- Getting back to work after knee-replacement surgery is a big concern for people contemplating the procedure. Now, a new study shows that most people return to work after a total knee replacement -- even those with physical

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  5. Therapy vs. Surgery for Torn Knee Cartilage

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- Physical therapy is comparable to surgery in improving movement and reducing pain for some patients with knee arthritis and torn knee cartilage, new research finds. Many middle-aged and older adults have severe knee pain due t

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  6. Drug Slows Knee Osteoarthritis Progression

    Nov. 12, 2012 -- A drug used outside the U.S. to treat osteoporosis may not only lessen the everyday pain associated with knee osteoarthritis, but may even slow down the progression of osteoarthritis, researchers say. The drug is called strontium ranelate. In a three-year study of more than 1,300 pe

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  7. Torn ACL May Heal Without Surgery

    July 21, 2010 -- Many patients with a torn ACL -- the ligament that stabilizes the knee -- may avoid surgery by delaying the operation and first giving physical therapy a try. One of the most feared sports and work injuries is a torn anterior cruciate ligament or ACL. It's the tough piece of tissue

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  8. Patients Happy With Knee Replacement

    March 12, 2010 -- As they reach their 60s and beyond, baby boomers are increasingly opting for surgery to replace their worn-out knees. More than half a million total knee replacement procedures are performed annually in the U.S., and this number is projected to climb to around 3 million per year ov

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  9. Tiger Woods' Knee Surgery: FAQ

    April 16, 2008 -- Golfer Tiger Woods had arthroscopic knee surgery on his left knee yesterday to correct cartilage damage. The surgery was successful, and Woods is expected to return to competition in four to six weeks, according to Woods' web site. "I made the decision to deal with the pain and sch

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  10. Is There a Gender Bias in Knee Replacement?

    March 10, 2008 -- Men may be more likely than women to have a doctor advise them to get total knee replacement surgery -- even with the same knee problems. So say Canadian researchers who sent a man and a woman -- who had exactly the same extent of knee damage caused by osteoarthritis -- to 67 docto

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