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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Golf Swing Is Rough on New Knees

    March 6, 2008 -- Golfers who have had a knee replacement won't want to hear this: Have you considered taking up biking? Researchers have found that new knees take a beating when you swing a golf club, putting a great deal of pressure on the knees, especially the forward knee. In a small study, four

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  8. Why You Must Protect Your Knees

    By Jeannette Moninger Women are the weaker-kneed sex - really! Ease the pain with these tips. Years of stooping, kneeling, and running around really takes a toll on your knees, and women have it especially bad: Studies show we're up to six times more likely than men to suffer from knee injuries like

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  9. Women's Knee-Injury Mystery Unsolved

    May 10, 2007 -- It's still a mystery why women suffer more knee injuries than men do. And an elaborate new study fails to link ACL rupture to menstrual cycle. The ACL -- the anterior cruciate ligament -- helps keep the knee stable. When overloaded, the ACL ruptures. This is extremely painful, as spo

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  10. FDA Nixes Vioxx-Like Pain Drug

    April 27, 2007 -- The drug company Merck today announced that the FDA has rejected Merck's application to market Arcoxia, a new osteoarthritis drug. Arcoxia is similar to Vioxx, a drug removed from the U.S. market in 2004 because of an increased heart attack and stroke risk. The decision follows the

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