Joint Health News
May 22, 2019

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Potential Arthritis Treatment Prevents Cartilage Breakdown

In an advance that could improve the treatment options available for osteoarthritis, engineers have designed a new material that can administer drugs directly to the ... read more

The Potentially Deadly Bacterium That's on Everyone's Skin

Forget MRSA and E. coli. There's another bacterium that is becoming increasingly dangerous due to antibiotic resistance -- and it's present on the skin of every person on the ... read more

Success in the 3-D Bioprinting of Cartilage

A team of researchers has managed to generate cartilage tissue by printing stem cells using a 3-D-bioprinter. The fact that the stem cells survived being printed in this manner is a success in ... read more

Weather's Not to Blame for Your Aches and Pains

The weather plays no part in the symptoms associated with either back pain or osteoarthritis, new research reveals. It's long been thought episodes of both back pain and arthritis can be triggered by ... read more
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Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Affected by Disabilities Well in Advance of Diagnosis

Patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis often are affected by functional disability a year or two before the disease is diagnosed, according to new research. The results of the study suggest ... read more

Pre-Op Daily Life Disability May Predict Poor Outcome After Hip Replacement

A new study looking at medical records of more than 43,000 US adults with hip-joint damaging osteoarthritis suggests that those who cannot perform daily activities independently before total hip ... read more

Groin and Hips of Hockey Players Examined in Five-Second Test

Five seconds is enough to assess the status of a hockey player's groin. For the first time, a simple field test, called the five-second squeeze test, has been used on icehockey players to see if ... read more

Hip Replacement Patients Can Skip Hip Precautions, Study Suggests

Low-risk patients undergoing a total hip replacement with a posterior approach can skip the standard hip precautions currently recommended for post-surgical recovery, according to a new ... read more

Genetic Study Reveals Possible New Routes to Treating Osteoarthritis

In the largest genetic study of osteoarthritis to date, scientists have uncovered 52 new genetic changes linked to the disease, which doubles the number of genetic regions associated with the ... read more

Hormone Therapy May Be Best Defense Against Knee Osteoarthritis

There is an ongoing debate regarding the relationship between knee osteoarthritis and hormone therapy (HT), with small-scale studies providing mixed results. A new large-scale study from Korea shows ... read more

Medicare's Bundled Payment Experiment for Joint Replacements Shows Moderate Savings

Medicare's randomized trial of a new bundled payment model for hip and knee replacement surgeries led to $812 in savings per procedure, or a 3.1 percent reduction in costs, when compared with ... read more

Many Diseases Increase the Risks of Hip Fracture Surgery

Parkinson's disease, osteoarthritis, rheumatic diseases, alcoholism and mental health disorders increase the risk of surgical complications after a hip fracture surgery, a new study analyzing ... read more

Link Between Autoimmune, Heart Disease Explained in Mice

Autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis more than double the risk of cardiovascular disease. A new study shows that immune cells that arise during autoimmune disease ... read more

'Dual Mobility' Hip Replacement Implant Reduces Risk of Dislocation, Study Finds

A new study indicates that a newer type of artificial hip known as a 'modular dual mobility' implant could reduce the risk of dislocation in patients who need a revision ... read more

Tennis Elbow Treatments Provide Little to No Benefit, Study Finds

In the largest analysis to date, researchers and clinicians have compared the efficacy and safety of non-surgical treatment options for tennis elbow -- also called enthesopathy of the extensor carpi ... read more

Pain Sensitization Increases Risk of Persistent Knee Pain

Becoming more sensitive to pain, or pain sensitization, is an important risk factor for developing persistent knee pain in osteoarthritis (OA), according to a new ... read more

Why Knee Joint Injury Leads to Osteoarthritis

The mechanisms leading to osteoarthritis are not known. Currently, it is not possible for a physician examining a patient to predict future joint condition and possible development of osteoarthritis. ... read more

Aspirin Alone a Good Clot Buster After Knee Surgery

When it comes to preventing blood clots after a knee replacement, good old aspirin may be just as effective as newer, more expensive drugs, such as rivaroxaban (Xarelto), according to a orthopedics ... read more

Common Genetic Link in Lung Ailments

An international research team has identified a genetic connection between rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung disease and idiopathic pulmonary ... read more

Childhood Obesity the Major Risk Factor for Serious Hip Disease

New research suggests that rising childhood obesity rates are causing more adolescents to develop a debilitating hip disease requiring urgent ... read more

Gout Drug May Protect Against Chronic Kidney Disease

New research finds that the drug allopurinol used to manage gout may offer protection against the development of kidney ... read more

Potential Treatment Could Stop Knee and Spine Osteoarthritis, Scientists Say

Researchers have developed a novel therapeutic treatment that has the potential to stop knee and spine osteoarthritis in its ... read more

Hidden Health Problems Can Appear Up to Two Years After Elective Hip Surgeries

Up to two years following elective, arthroscopic hip surgery, a substantial proportion of patients reported troubling new health issues ranging from sleep problems, to arthritis to cardiovascular ... read more

Experimental Engineered Bone to Help Osteoarthritis Patients

Researchers are developing an artificial bone, which can be used for treating one of the most common joint diseases -- osteoarthritis. The bi-functional composite imitates the complex osteochondral ... read more

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