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  • New study pinpoints two separate mutation near GDF5 gene for osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia

    The report details regulatory variants found near a gene, which plays a crucial role joint formation called GDF5. The study pinpoints two separate mutations near the gene, one that can cause knee osteoarthritis in older adults and another that can cause hip dysplasia in babies.

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  • What to do if a Baker's cyst ruptures

    A Baker’s cyst, or popliteal cyst, is a fluid filled swelling that develops on the back of a person’s knee. Baker’s cysts can sometimes rupture, potentially leading to pain and swelling. This article discusses the symptoms of a ruptured Baker’s cyst. It also explains what happens when a Baker’s cyst ruptures and lists the next steps a person should take.

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  • How Knee Pain Is Treated

    Knee pain is an extremely common musculoskeletal problem that frequently causes people to seek medical attention. Whether from osteoarthritis, a sprained ligament or strained muscle, cartilage damage, or tendonitis, many different issues can cause this type of joint discomfort.

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  • Knee Pain: How to Prevent It

    More people in the United States visit an orthopedic surgeon because of knee problems than for any other complaint. Knee pain affects approximately one quarter of adults, and its prevalence has increased almost 65% over the past 20 years. Pain in the knees accounts for nearly four million primary care visits a year. A little prevention now can save considerable pain later.

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  • Nonsurgical Knee Arthritis Care Varies Geographically

    Nonsurgical osteoarthritis care is associated with lower rates of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) among elderly Americans with knee osteoarthritis, according to a study published online June 8 in Arthritis & Rheumatology.

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  • Hip Dysplasia Risk Factors

    Hip dysplasia is a condition where a person’s hip socket doesn’t completely cover the ball of one of their thigh bones. It’s usually something you’re born with, but there are some steps you can take to protect your child from developing this condition or making it worse. Ivanhoe reports.

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  • Knee Pain and Function: Nonoperative Approaches to Managing Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

    Physical rehabilitation and osteopathic manipulative techniques can treat different aspects of “runner’s knee,” to alleviate tight muscles and tender points within the joint or muscle and increase range of motion.

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  • Yoga Moves to Improve Hip Health

    Protect yourself from pain and disability with simple exercises you can do at home

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  • Web-delivered exercise and tailored texts improve knee arthritis therapy

    A new online program enhanced by text messages to help people with knee osteoarthritis exercise has been found to improve knee pain, physical function and quality of life, new research reveals.

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  • What to know about gout in the knee

    Gout is a common type of inflammatory arthritis that causes sudden and severe swelling, pain, and stiffness in a joint. It typically occurs in the joint in the big toe. However, it also often affects the knee.

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