• Activity could help keep knees lubricated

    Cartilage is filled with fluid — about 80% of the volume of the cartilage tissue — that plays the essential roles of supporting weight and lubricating joint surfaces. Loss of this fluid, called synovial fluid, results in a gradual decrease in cartilage thickness and increase in friction, which is related to the degradation and joint […]

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  • Higher rates of obesity seen over time in patients undergoing revision TKA

    DALLAS — Research presented here at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting found patients undergoing revision total knee arthroplasty have become significantly more at risk for obesity in recent years. Source: Healio

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  • Spontaneous knee effusion may be a symptom of Lyme disease

    Spontaneous knee effusion can be a primary symptom of Lyme disease, even without the presence of other primary symptoms, according to results of a literature review. Source: Healio

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  • New microprocessor technology could improve gait in prosthesis users

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A speaker here at the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists Annual Meeting presented a novel prosthesis that could increase balance and stability, while normalizing gait characteristics for transtibital and transfemoral users. Source: Healio

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  • A 48-year-old woman with right knee pain

    A 48-year-old woman with a history of hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis treated with chronic prednisone, and a two-pack-per- week cigarette use, presented to clinic with 8 years of right knee pain. She had an intra-articular steroid injection with some relief 6 years ago. She denied any hip pain and uses a cane for ambulation. On physical […]

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