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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 […]

Losing or Gaining Weight after Total Joint Replacement Affects Patients’ Pain, Function and Activity Years Later

Gaining or Losing weight after total joint replacement surgery affects how patients do years after having the surgery to replace worn hip or knee joints. Those who lose weight have better function and activity levels two years after surgery than those who gain weight, according to a recent study at the Hospital for Special […]

Five Common Tests, Procedures Orthopedic Patients Should Question

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has provided its list of “Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question” for the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely campaign.

The Choosing Wisely campaign encourages medical organizations from all specialties to submit information about medical tests and procedures that may be unnecessary or might even cause harm. These lists […]

Runners Less Likely to have Osteoarthritis, Hip Replacements

A new study discredits theories that runners are more likely than walkers and other exercisers to get osteoarthritis and need hip replacements.

Researchers studied health information on nearly 90,000 walkers and runners, analyzing how running, walking and other exercise types affect osteoarthritis and hip replacement risks.

They found runners had less osteoarthritis and fewer […]