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Joint Health News
December 5, 2019

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New research has provided the first complete, cellular-level look at what's going on in joints afflicted by osteoarthritis, a debilitating and costly condition that affects ... read more
Contrary to popular belief, cartilage in human joints can repair itself through a process similar to that used by creatures such as salamanders and zebrafish to regenerate ... read more

Rheumatoid Arthritic Pain Could Be Caused by Antibodies

A new study finds that antibodies that exist in the joints before the onset of rheumatoid arthritis can cause pain even in the absence of arthritis. Researchers believe that the finding can represent ... read more

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
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Racial Variation in Post-Op Care After Knee Replacement Surgery

A large study analyzing 107,000 knee replacement surgeries found that African Americans were significantly more likely than white patients to be discharged to an inpatient rehabilitation or skilled ... read more

Race and Poverty Not Risk Factors for Total Knee Replacement Revision or Failure

Investigators found race and poverty are not risk factors for total knee replacement revision or failure at a high-volume orthopedic ... read more

Potential New Target for Treatment of Gout

Researchers have identified a new therapeutic target for the treatment of gout, a common type of arthritis that causes episodes of painful and stiff joints. Their study suggests that blocking a ... read more

Osteoarthritis Can Increase Your Risk for Social Isolation

Researchers examined whether there is an association between arthritis and social isolation, and have identified the disease's contribution to social ... read more

Care for Knee Osteoarthritis in the United States

A new study provides an overview of US physicians' recommendations for physical therapy, lifestyle counseling, pain medications for treating knee ... read more

Studying Diseases Like Gout and Kidney Stones Finds New Drug Targets

A new fruit fly model that mimics diseases associated with high uric acid levels, such as gout and kidney stones, has revealed new targets for developing treatments for these ... read more

Arthroscopy More Effective Than MRI for Chondral Defects of the Knee

Using arthroscopy to stage a lesion in the chondral area of the knee is more accurate than magnetic resonance imaging, according to ... read more

Mini 'Magic' MRI Scanner Could Diagnose Knee Injuries More Accurately

Researchers have developed a prototype mini MRI scanner that fits around a patient's ... read more

Synthetic Joint Lubricant Holds Promise for Osteoarthritis

A new type of treatment for osteoarthritis, currently in canine clinical trials, shows promise for eventual use in humans. The treatment, developed by biomedical engineers, is a synthetic version of ... read more

Scaffold Helps Cells Repair Torn Meniscus in Lab Tests

About a million times a year, Americans with a torn meniscus in their knee undergo surgery in hopes of a repair. Certain tears can't be fixed or won't heal well, and many patients later ... read more

New Device Sheds Light on Mechanism, Efficacy of Arthritis Treatment

The debate over how one of the most popular osteoarthritis treatments should be federally regulated could change, thanks to a new study and a new device that provides a better understanding of the ... read more

Augmented ACL Reconstruction Procedure

An innovative procedure that explores the use of amnion, bone marrow concentrate and suture tape in ACL reconstruction may result in earlier return to play protocols for athletes, suggests a new ... read more

Key Link Discovered Between Tissue Cell Type and Different Forms of Arthritis

Different types of fibroblasts -- the most common cells of connective tissue in animals -- are organized in different layers in the joint and are responsible for two very different forms of ... read more

Young Athletes May Need One-Year Break After Knee Surgery

After surgical reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament, young athletes are now recommended to undergo at least a year's rehab and thorough testing before resuming knee-strenuous sport. ... read more

Young Athletes Who Require ACL Reconstruction May Benefit from Additional Procedure

An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear, an injury of the knee, can be devastating to a young athlete. While the ACL can be reconstructed through surgery, there is a high risk of re-injury in ... read more

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

Risk Factors Identified for Patients Undergoing Knee Replacements

In the largest study of its kind, researchers have identified the most important risk factors for developing severe infection after knee replacement. Patients who are under 60 years of age, males, ... read more

Searching for Better Treatments for Irritated Tendons

Researchers learn what makes tendons fray in old age, knowledge that could help develop better treatments for tendinosis and regrow damaged ... read more

Just an Hour of Weekly Walking Staves Off Disability

Just one hour a week of brisk walking -- as if you are late to an appointment or trying to make a train -- staves off disability in older adults with arthritis pain, or aching or stiffness in a knee, ... read more

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