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  • One-Third of Americans With Arthritis Get No Exercise

    Many American arthritis sufferers aren't getting any exercise despite its benefits for reducing pain and improving their quality of life, new research shows.

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  • For knee replacement patients, physical therapy reduces risk of chronic opioid use

    In the largest study of its kind, published Wednesday in JAMA Network Open, Aoyagi and Deepak Kumar, a BU College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College assistant professor of physical therapy, and other collaborators analyzed more than 67,000 patient records, and discovered that even low levels of physical therapy were associated with lower risk of chronic opioid use after total knee replacement.

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  • Are You ‘Too Young’ for Hip Replacement Surgery?

    An increasing number of younger people are having hip replacements due to advanced osteoarthritis in the hip joints. There are a number of reasons for the increase, especially among the younger patients. First and foremost, a total hip replacement is a very successful procedure.

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  • MidMichigan Health: Anterior hip replacement surgery

    Anterior hip replacement surgery is a less invasive surgery. It is a smaller incision, which usually makes for a faster recovery time and less pain for the patient.

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  • Study could help physicians better manage patients experiencing debilitating stiffness after revision TKA

    A new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City presented today at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2021 annual meeting could help physicians better manage patients who experience debilitating stiffness after they undergo knee replacement surgery.

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  • Returning to golf after total knee replacement

    Avid golfers who have knee replacement surgery can take comfort that they'll be able to return to the sport with less pain and fewer limitations on their golf swing, according to a Henry Ford Health System study published in the journal Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach.

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  • Improving mobility outcomes after revision total knee arthroplasty

    A new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City presented today at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2021 annual meeting could help physicians better manage patients who experience debilitating stiffness after they undergo knee replacement surgery.

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  • PRP may relieve pain, improve function in patients with knee OA

    Published results showed platelet-rich plasma led to improved outcomes in patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis at a minimum of 6-months compared with plasma rich in growth factors, hyaluronic acid, corticosteroids and placebo.

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  • Surgery and Arthritis

    Whether you're having total joint replacement or just a minor repair of damaged cartilage, you should learn as much as possible about the procedure before you enter the operating room. Try to find a surgeon who has extensive experience with the operation you'll be having, and be sure to ask plenty of questions. One in particular should be at the top of your list: What will this surgery actually accomplish?

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  • Multimodal analgesia: the new 'standard of care' for pain control after total joint replacement

    Today, a growing body of evidence supports the use of multimodal analgesia—combinations of different techniques and medications to optimize pain management while reducing the use and risks of opioids, according to a paper in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

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