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Physical Therapy, Alone, Shown to be Effective Treatment for Knee Meniscal Tear and Osteoarthritis

A new study suggests physical therapy provides similar improvements in physical function and pain relief as commonly done orthopedic surgery to repair torn menisci in the knees.

Having knee pain due to a meniscus tear is common, especially among adults older than 45 years. The meniscus is an important supporting structure in the knee, […]

Knee Replacement Surgery: Does It Lead to Weight Gain?

A new study suggests having total knee joint replacement surgery might have an unwelcomed side effect: weight gain.

Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond, conducted a five-year study, reviewing medical records of nearly 1,000 knee replacement surgery patients from the Mayo Clinic Health System. They found that 30 percent of those patients gained […]