Category Archive for: ‘DJD’

Spare Parts – Shoulder Replacement Surgery

More patients are turning to shoulder-replacement surgery to relieve pain and restore motionBy ANN CARRNSThe Wall Street JournalSept. 13, 2008 Carol DiFrulo had come to dread driving to her job as a high-school art teacher on New York’s Staten Island. She loved her work, but arthritis in her shoulders had become so painful that she would cry when maneuvering the …

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Study Says Too Many Arthroscopic Knee Surgeries

The Associated PressBy LINDA A. JOHNSON – Sep 10, 2008 Two studies call into question whether many people with arthritis are needlessly undergoing one of the most common operations in America: arthroscopic knee surgery. One finds that surgery is no better than medication and physical therapy for relieving the pain and stiffness of moderate or severe arthritis. The other reveals …

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Knee Pain More Likely In Overweight Or Obese Individuals.

Don’t do it for yourself — but for your kneesSeptember 3, 2008Los Angeles Times If your knees are pain-free, enjoy it while you can. Almost half of Americans will develop knee osteoarthritis by the time they’re 85, new research suggests. If the nation keeps packing on the pounds, that number could rise. Extra weight is hard on the knees, which …

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