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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 […]

Exercise, Manual Therapy Relieve Pain and Improve Function in Osteoarthritis

While it may seem counterintuitive to move or have a physical therapist do manual therapy on a painful hip or knee joint, new research suggests exercise and manual therapy relieve pain and improve function among osteoarthritis sufferers.

Researchers from New Zealand presented their results November 2014 at the American College of Rheumatology Annual […]

New Evidence Questions Meniscal Repair Surgery Effectiveness

People having surgery to repair a torn meniscus in the knee fared no better a year after the procedure than those having a “sham” surgery, according to a new study. The finding should make patients who have knee pain attributed to a meniscus tear question whether surgery to repair it is a good option.

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Do You Need Surgery after an ACL Tear? The Shape of Your Knee Could Help Answer the Question.

A new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery suggests that the shape of a person’s knee could be a factor to take into consideration before undergoing surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear.

Rupturing the ACL, an important knee stabilizing ligament, is common. About 200,000 Americans tear their ACLs each […]