• Treatments that reduce knee buckling may help prevent falls in older adults

    Symptoms of knee instability in older adults may indicate an increased risk of falling and of experiencing the various physical and psychological effects that can result from falling, according to a study published in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). The findings indicate that determining effective treatments for […]

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  • After hip-replacement surgery, medication use decreases

    A new study, published November 15, in the journal Pain provides information on the trajectories of prescription drug use before and after hip-replacement surgery—total hip arthroplasty (THA), one of the most common types of joint replacement surgery. Hip- replacement surgery is commonly followed by long-term reductions in the use of prescription drugs for pain and insomnia. Source: […]

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  • Osteonecrosis risk may reduce more after ORIF vs CRIF for femoral neck fractures

    Patients who underwent open reduction and internal fixation compared with closed reduction and internal fixation for treatment of pediatric femoral neck fractures had a higher fracture reduction quality and reported fewer complications, including osteonecrosis, according to results of this study. Source: Healio

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  • Hip osteoarthritis may not appear on X-ray

    In the majority of cases, hip x-rays are not reliable for diagnosing hip osteoarthritis (OA), and can delay the treatment of this debilitating disease. Source: Medical Xpress

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  • Weight loss can preserve knee cartilage in obese people

    Obese patients who lose a substantial amount of weight experience significantly slower degeneration of their knee cartilage. Source: Medical News Today

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