Arthritis & Rheumatism

Dextrose injections aid knee osteoarthritis pain

(HealthDay)—Intra-articular dextrose prolotherapy (DPT) injections are a safe and effective treatment for knee osteoarthritis, according to a study published in the May/June issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

Surgery

A new hip or knee can do a marriage good, study finds

(HealthDay)—After people have a hip or knee replacement surgery, doctors expect these patients will get relief from joint pain, get around easier and once again enjoy the activities they love.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Strenuous exercise safe for people at high risk of knee arthritis

People at high risk for knee osteoarthritis (OA) may be nervous and reluctant to participate in strenuous physical activities such as jogging, cycling, singles tennis and skiing. But a new Northwestern Medicine study that ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Outcomes better at one year with physical therapy for knee OA

(HealthDay)—For patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, those undergoing physical therapy have less pain and functional disability at one year compared with those who receive an intraarticular glucocorticoid injection, ...

Surgery

Obesity linked to earlier need for knee replacements

A study led by The University of Western Australia and Fiona Stanley Hospital has found obese patients undergo knee replacements around eight years earlier than those who are a regular weight.

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Knee

The knee joint joins the thigh with the leg and consists of two articulations: one between the femur and tibia, and one between the femur and patella. It is the largest and most complicated joint in the human body. The knee is a mobile trocho-ginglymus (i.e. a pivotal hinge joint), which permits flexion and extension as well as a slight medial and lateral rotation. Since in humans the knee supports nearly the entire weight of the body, it is the joint most vulnerable both to acute injury and the development of osteoarthritis.

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