Published on Sep 22, 2014
Dr. DiNubile, an orthopaedic surgeon, explains how Synvisc-One works.… Read the Rest
New York City—March 24, 2015
A study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that patients who go home after knee replacement and receive physical therapy at home do as well as those who go to an in-patient rehabilitation facility.
“There’s a common belief that people should go to a rehab facility after joint … Read the Rest
July 15, 2015
Outcomes comparable for in-person and in-home telerehabilitation following total knee replacement surgery
ROSEMONT, Ill. – Patients who received rehabilitation instructions via video teleconference, or “telerehabilitation,” following total knee replacement (TKR) surgery had comparable outcomes to patients who received in-person physical therapy, according to a study appearing in the July 15 issue of The Journal of Bone & … Read the Rest
LAHAINA, Hawaii – While the use of nonarthroplasty options for knee arthritis has diminished during the last decade, one orthopedic surgeon presenting here said that realignment osteotomy remains a good option for a certain patient population.
Today, patients undergoing realignment osteotomy, which can result in the transfer of weight-bearing forces from the arthritic portion of the knee … Read the Rest
ABSTRACT January 9, 2013
ImportanceKnee osteoarthritis (OA), a disorder of cartilage and periarticular bone, is a public health problem without effective medical treatments. Some studies have suggested that vitamin D may protect against structural progression.
Objective To determine whether vitamin D supplementation reduces symptom and structural progression of knee OA…… Read the Rest
Designed by Walter F. Abendschein, M.D., the Vanguard™ PFR by Biomet represents a unique and effective treatment for patients with severe pain in the front or middle of the knee from cartilage degeneration of the patellofemoral compartment (beneath the kneecap).
The advantage over a total knee replacement is that the healthy cartilage is not removed, making future total knee replacement … Read the Rest
Patello Femoral replacement is performed for osteoarthritis affecting the back of the kneecap. In about 10% of arthritis patients the majority of their knee symptoms are coming from a worn kneecap. These people suffer from pain when crouching, climbing and descending stairs, walking up slopes and getting out of low chairs. Patients with this condition are usually able to walk … Read the Rest
Menaflex™ collagen meniscus implant (formerly CMI) is a device designed to guide new tissue growth using the body’s own healing process in patients with an irreparable meniscus tear or loss of meniscus tissue. It provides a resorbable scaffold for the growth of new tissue in the meniscus. There are Menaflex devices designed specifically for use in the lateral … Read the Rest
Feeling Pain In The Knee? Try The Leg Wedge Pillow And Its Benefits You Will See By Brian Willis
Have you spent nights without being able to sleep because of knee pain? This article is meant to help you understand why it happens and what you can do about it, but, in order to achieve this, it is important to … Read the Rest
September 17, 2013
Researchers of a recently published meta-analysis have concluded that intra-articular injections of hyaluronic acid for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis significantly improve pain and function compared to placebo.
The researchers analyzed 29 studies comprising results from 4,866 patients with knee OA who either received intra-articular HA or saline injections, according to the abstract. They found a significant … Read the Rest
LAHAINA, Hawaii – Using hyaluronic acid supplementation can offer pain relief for patients with osteoarthritis, according to an orthopedic investigator.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) suppresses cartilage degeneration, reduces the release of proteoglycans from the extracellular matrix of cartilage tissue, suppresses PGE2 production, and influences viscoelasticity and/or lubrication of the stroma.… Read the Rest
Biloine W. Young – April 22nd, 2013
Regentis Biomaterials Ltd., a privately held company focused on developing proprietary hydrogels for tissue regeneration, is expanding its clinical study of GelrinC for cartilage repair to 12 new sites in Germany, Belgium, Poland, the Netherlands and Israel. Researchers say the study will enroll an additional 30 new patients, bringing the total number … Read the Rest
Public release date: 21-Dec-2011
Opposite effect found after total hip arthroplasty in a new study in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Philadelphia, PA – Despite increased use of total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA), there is a notable lack of consensus about optimal postoperative treatment. Aquatic therapy has been shown to have a beneficial effect, … Read the Rest