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  • 4 things to know about recovering from knee replacement surgery

    If you are considering a total knee replacement, join the crowd. Joint replacement surgeries are among the most common elective surgeries.

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  • Results for female ACL graft repair methods differ among younger athletes, say researchers

    Female athletes are two to eight more times likely to injure their ACL than males, however utilizing one graft repair treatment method in females may be more beneficial than another, according to researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in San Diego.

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  • Is glucosamine actually good for joints?

    Pharmaceutical companies have been promoting glucosamine supplements as a treatment for osteoarthritis for many years. Taking glucosamine for osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of complementary medicine in western societies.

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  • How to know if knee replacement surgery is right for you

    Knee replacement surgery has a great success rate. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons reports that 90 percent of the people who undergo knee replacement surgery experience a significant reduction in pain. Many are able to return to activities like golf, which they had given up due to arthritic knee pain. About 85 percent of replacement knees are still working after 20 years of use.

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  • Older patients with knee pain may benefit from allograft transplant technique

    Knee pain in active patients over 40 is often difficult to treat but according to researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in San Diego utilizing a special kind of allograft may be a step in the right direction.

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