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  • Nasal cartilage relieves osteoarthritis in the knee

    Cartilage cells from the nasal septum can not only help repair cartilage injuries in the knee -- according to researchers, they can also withstand the chronic inflammatory tissue environment in osteoarthritis and even counteract the inflammation.

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  • Novel assessment of platelet-rich plasma treatment shows efficacy in patients with osteoarthritis

    The results, published in the journal Regenerative Medicine, showed that a single injection of leukocyte-rich/PRP in the knee joint significantly improved functional mobility, pain and quality of life after six weeks. The study supports using this combined approach to further evaluate this and other emerging biological therapies for musculoskeletal disorders in larger clinical trials.

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  • Health Matters: Hip fractures and osteoporosis

    Bone loss is a common finding amongst the elderly, occurring when either the body loses too much bone, makes too little bone, or both. This process leads to weakened bones, making a fracture easier to occur. In serious cases of bone loss, a broken hip bone can happen from something as simple as a sneeze.

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  • MidMichigan Health: Fall prevention strategies

    Unfortunately, falls are all too common, especially among adults over the age of 65. About one in four adults over the age of 65 experiences a fall, and approximately 95 percent of all hip fractures are related to falls.

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  • What is water on the knee?

    Knee effusion, sometimes called water on the knee, occurs when excess fluid accumulates in or around the knee joint. Common causes include arthritis and injury to the ligaments or meniscus, which is cartilage in the knee.

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  • Why strengthening your hip flexors is important, according to new research

    When it comes to strengthening your lower-body muscles that power your running, most runners focus on quads and hamstrings—but are you showing your hip flexors enough love? A recent study in the Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics suggests that ignoring them could lead to mobility issues as you age.

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  • How a Patellar Tendon Strap Works

    A patellar tendon strap certainly doesn’t look like much. The proven relief it can bring your achy knee, however, can seem nothing short of magical.

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  • Only higher-dose tramadol outperforms placebo for improved pain, function in knee, hip OA

    A daily 300 mg dose of tramadol — but not 100 or 200 mg doses — surpassed placebo in improving pain and function related to hip or knee osteoarthritis, but was linked to increasing adverse events, researchers noted in Arthritis Care & Research.

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  • IT Band Stretches and Treatments to Relieve Knee and Hip Pain

    Knee braces can provide support to the knee joint. People may find these products beneficial following surgery or injury.

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  • 5 knee braces to consider

    Knee braces can provide support to the knee joint. People may find these products beneficial following surgery or injury.

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