Stem Cells for Knee Problems? U.S. Doctors Investigate
Knee osteoarthritis, or arthritis of the knees, is a difficult-to-treat and painful condition affecting millions of people. Experts are researching stem-cell injections from a patient’s own bone marrow or fat as a treatment to avoid more invasive surgeries, such as knee replacements.
Source:The Wall Street Journal
Outcomes of Cementless Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis
The objective of this study was to evaluate implant survivorship, clinical outcomes, postoperative complications, and radiographic outcomes of cementless total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in patients who have rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Blood Flow Restriction Training for ACL
As with other knee injuries, how you rehab from a torn ACL is critical to the overall success of the surgery to fix it. Hundreds of thousands of ACL repair surgeries are done every year in the United States and women are more likely than men to suffer this painful accident. We explain a very different approach to fixing this serious injury.
Aspirin as Good a Clot Buster as Pricey Drugs After Joint Replacement
Good old aspirin is just as effective as newer, expensive drugs at preventing blood clots after hip or knee replacement, a new clinical trial suggests.
Are older adults with knee pain less active than the general population?
A new Arthritis Care & Research study found that moderate-to-vigorous physical activity levels are similarly low in older adults with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis and those from the general population without osteoarthritis or knee pain.
Optimizing range of motion may prevent a stiff knee after TKA
When knee stiffness is confirmed, it can be treated with manipulation under anesthesia, which is successful 85% of the time.