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At-home Rehab after Total Knee Replacement as Good as Staying at a Rehab Facility

People who receive physical therapy at home after total knee replacement surgery do as well as those who receive physical therapy while staying at an inpatient rehab facility, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery.

“There’s a common belief that people should go to a rehab facility after […]

Researchers Moving Toward Creating Cartilage from Embryonic Stem Cells

People who suffer with osteoarthritis might wish doctors could simply replace the cartilage that once cushioned the joint but has worn away with time. Well, that might soon be a reality. Scientists in the UK have successfully produced cartilage created from embryonic stem cells. The research could lead to a joint-rejuvenating option in the […]

One-legged Balance Test Offers Glimpse at Brain Health

The ability to balance on one leg for 20 seconds or longer is an important test for brain health, according to a new study. One’s inability to do the task is linked to an increased risk for small blood vessel damage in the brain and reduced cognitive, or decision-making, thinking and memory, function in […]

Review of Studies Fails to Show Benefit from Pharmacological Treatments for Achilles Tendinopathy

Researchers analyzing a collection of studies looking at the use of pharmacological interventions, including platelet-rich plasma injections, report there is no evidence to suggest any of the individual therapies work as well as the standard physical therapy rehabilitation approach.

Achilles tendinitis is an overuse injury which is common among runners. The painful condition […]