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Got Achy Knees? Drinking Milk May Help Arthritis, Study Finds

April 7, 2014

Milk may be a useful weapon against arthritis of the knee for women, but the same can’t be said for yogurt or cheese, a new study says. The more low-fat or fat-free milk women drank, the slower the progression of osteoarthritis of the knee, according to the study funded by the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Milk consumption did not show the same benefit for men, however.

Weight-Loss Surgery Might Help Mild Knee Pain

March 18, 2014

TUESDAY, March 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Weight-loss surgery reduces knee pain in obese people, and the results are similar to those seen in patients who have a knee replacement, according to a small new study.
The study included 20 obese patients who had weight-loss surgery and 40 patients who had total knee replacement due to [...]

Knee Surgery May Put Kids at Higher Risk for Future Arthritis

March 15, 2014

SATURDAY, March 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Young people who have a type of knee surgery called anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction may be at increased risk for arthritis in that knee later in life, a small new study suggests.
This type of surgery is used to repair ACL tears, which can occur in sports such [...]

Glucosamine May Not Help Knee Pain After All

March 11, 2014

The dietary supplement glucosamine does not slow cartilage damage in people with chronic knee pain, according to a new study. Millions of Americans take glucosamine in an effort to treat osteoarthritis of the knee and other joints.

New Knees, Hips May Also Help the Heart

March 11, 2014

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A knee or hip joint replacement may provide a surprising benefit: better heart health.
In a study of 2,200 people older than 55 with arthritis, researchers found that the odds of a serious heart problem or death were 37 percent lower in people who had [...]

Hip Replacement Safe for Patients in Their 90s, Study Finds

March 11, 2014

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — As the population ages, more and more older people might need to have their hip joints replaced. But how old is too old to undergo the surgery?
According to a new study, patients in their 90s who need total hip replacement can have results comparable to [...]

Will You Need Knee Replacement? Maybe Your Hand Can Tell You

March 7, 2014

FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The closer in length your ring and index fingers are, the greater your risk of developing severe knee osteoarthritis that requires total knee replacement, a new study claims.
Researchers examined the hands of more than 14,500 middle-aged and older people in Australia, and followed them for an average of [...]

For Many College Athletes, the Payoff Is Lifelong Disabilities: Study

March 5, 2014

WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many elite college athletes are inactive later in life and it’s often due to the lingering effects of injuries they suffered during their brief college sports career, a new study contends.
The Indiana University researchers looked at 232 men and women who were former Division I athletes and 225 [...]

Shoulder Replacement May Help for Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

January 30, 2014

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Although hip and knee replacements are common, a similar surgery to replace diseased shoulder joints also appears worthwhile for rheumatoid arthritis patients whose severe shoulder pain and stiffness can’t be eased by medication or physical therapy, new research suggests.
Scientists from the Mayo Clinic found that [...]

Death Rate After Hip, Knee Replacements Has Dropped Sharply: Study

January 9, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The risk of death from hip- or knee-replacement surgery has dropped substantially in recent years, a large new study finds.
Dutch researchers found that since the early 1990s, death rates have fallen by almost two-thirds among Danish adults having the procedures. The length of patients’ hospital [...]


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