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Common Knee Surgery of No Benefit to Many with Knee Osteoarthritis or Degenerative Meniscus Tears

Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy surgery performed on middle aged and older people who have degenerative meniscus tears and knee osteoarthritis fails to provide pain relief or better joint function.

McMaster University researchers published a study August 25, 2014 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, in which they reviewed seven studies comparing arthroscopic partial meniscectomy […]

Natural Tissue Graft Shown to Regenerate Knee Cartilage, Improve Symptoms Related to Knee Cartilage Damage

Research presented in July 2013 at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s annual meeting in Chicago suggests people who suffer from knee cartilage damage might benefit from a natural tissue graft, which can regenerate cartilage and improve what can be painful symptoms. Researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery treated several patients with the De […]

While Obesity Causes Osteoarthritis, Weight Loss May Prevent and Treat Osteoarthritis in Obese Patients

Researchers report in the March 2013 Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: There’s a clear link between obesity and osteoarthritis. Studies suggest obesity triggers biomechanical and inflammatory changes that cause osteoarthritis. The good news is weight loss could prevent and greatly lessen the painful symptoms of this progressive joint disease. In fact, about […]

Smokers with Back Pain Should Quit for Pain’s Sake

Smokers being treated for back pain related to spinal disorders, such as herniated discs, report more pain than back pain sufferers who quit smoking during treatment, according to a new study.

There has long been a scientific link between smoking and an increased risk for low back pain. In fact, smoking is considered a […]