Arthritis

Knee Osteoarthritis to Increase in Younger Age Groups

  According to research presented earlier this month, physician-diagnosed symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA) is occurring on average 16 years earlier in life than what was previously found in the 1990’s. The research performed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and was presented at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago. If the trend continues, the …

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High Intensity Rehab After TKA Improves Outcomes

  An Epub ahead of print at the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) describes a study done comparing outcomes following Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA; also sometimes known as TKR for ‘Total Knee Replacement’). Two rehabilitation protocols were followed by the two different groups in the study. The two groups 8 were age …

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Knee osteoarthritis (OA) not improved by arthroscopic surgery

A recent study published in the Australian Journal of Physiotherapy found that arthroscopic surgery  in osteoarthritic knees offered no significant benefits, when used in conjunction with physical therapy and medications as opposed to physical therapy and medications alone. The subjects of the study had moderate to severe OA of the knee and did not experience …

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