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Frequent milk consumption may be associated with reduced osteoarthritis progression in women, according to a study published April 6 in Arthritis Care & Research.
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has become a popular and generally successful surgery with increasing importance as Baby Boomers enter their golden years expecting to remain active and pain-free. However, straightening the knee from a fully bent position creates a clunk or crackle for up to 18% of TKA patients.
Oral glucosamine supplementation is not associated with a decrease in knee cartilage deterioration among individuals with chronic knee pain, according to a study published online March 10 in Arthritis & Rheumatology.
Osteoarthritis (OA) patients who experienced pain had brain mechanisms similar to fibromyalgia (FM) patients, according to a study published in the European Journal of Neuroscience.
Receipt of a primary elective knee or hip total joint arthroplasty for osteoarthritis provides a cardiovascular protective benefit, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthaopedic Surgeons, held from March 11 to 15 in New Orleans.
Though different sets of treatment recommendations for knee osteoarthritis send conflicting messages to practicing physicians, James W. Atchison, DO, pointed out that the guidelines focus solely on the knee, while pain management specialists focus on the whole person.
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