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  • NEAR INFRARED LIGHT SPECTROSCOPY ELEVATES KNEE DIAGNOSTICS

    A team from Finland and the Netherlands may have improved on the process of evaluating tissue integrity. Their work, “Arthroscopic near infrared spectroscopy enables simultaneous quantitative evaluation of articular cartilage and subchondral bone in vivo,” appears in the September 7, 2018 edition of Scientific Reports.

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  • What Caused My Infected Knee and How Do I Treat It?

    A knee infection is a serious medical condition that often requires immediate and aggressive treatment. When bacteria contaminate the synovial fluid that lubricates your knee joint, an infection called a septic joint can be the result.

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  • STEM CELLS

    It sounds exciting and conjures up the holy grail cure for all bad things. There is a lot of misinformation out there about stem cell injections. Arthritis is NEVER cured with these injections. Yes, we do use them on small cartilage defects during surgery but that is completely different from saying we are going to cure your horribly arthritic knee. These type of injections can help healing of chronic tendon problems.

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  • Underweight female runners more likely to get stress fractures

    Carrying less weight may make female runners faster, but a new study from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center shows it may also put them at a higher risk for injuries.

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  • Quadriceps exercise relieves pain in knee osteoarthritis

    Lanfeng Huang, from the Second Hospital of Jilin University in Changchun, China, and colleagues enrolled 250 patients with a confirmed diagnosis of knee OA and randomized them to an exercise treatment test group (128 patients) and a traditional treatment control group (122 patients). The test group used quadriceps isometric contraction exercise, while the control group used local physical therapy and oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

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