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