Source: Health Day
Menopause may speed physical decline in women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a new study suggests.
Knee stiffness following total knee arthroplasty is a rare complication, which is multifactorial and can be prevented with techniques that help optimize knee range of motion, according to a presenter.
Source: Medical news today
Knee pain and injuries are widespread, particularly in very active people and athletes. A hyperextended knee is a type of injury to the knee caused by the knee bending too far backward. This painful injury is often easy for a doctor to spot and treat.
Source: Science Daily
New research published online in The FASEB Journal suggests that tendon stem may be able to significantly improve tendon healing by regulating inflammation, which contributes to scar-like tendon healing and chronic matrix degradation. This has implications for the treatment of acute tendon injuries and chronic tendon disease.
Source: Harvard Health Publications
Through the centuries, many claims have been made about the influence of dietary habits and nutritional supplements on arthritis. Some of these claims are supported by medical evidence and some are reasonable theories. However, for most of these claims, we are just not sure.
Treatments with stem cells—which can grow into different types of cells—are booming in the U.S., with an estimated 500 or more clinics in operation.
Regular physical activity has many benefits for people with arthritis. Participating in arthritis-friendly physical activity improves pain, function, mood, and quality of life without making symptoms worse. Being physically active can also delay the onset of disability and help people with arthritis manage other chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.
When you have total knee replacement (TKR) surgery, the recovery and rehabilitation process plays a crucial role in helping you get back on your feet and resume an active lifestyle. It can help you heal from surgery faster and greatly improve your chances for long-term success.
Source: Herald Sun
Melbourne surgeons have used a 3D printer pen filled with stem cell ink to “draw” new cartilage into damaged knees, opening up a world of possibilities for human body part replacements.
The prevalence of obesity in the general population is increasing. Obesity is estimated to affect approximately one-third of adults in the United States. It is estimated that 6.1 million patients who undergo total joint arthroplasty will be obese by 2040.