Source: Daily Rx
If you have knee osteoarthritis, you can take steps to prevent permanent damage. For those with the damage done, joint replacement surgery may relieve pain and boost knee function.
Osteoarthritis patients with the most joint damage before surgery may be the most likely to benefit from total knee replacement.
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Osteoarthritis happens when joints and joint tissues wear down over time. Usually, doctors use X-ray imaging to see this joint damage. But another imaging technique may give doctors a better picture.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) spotted many signs of knee osteoarthritis in patients that had no signs of knee osteoarthritis in X-ray images.
Source: Medical Breakthroughs
Using pluripotent stem cells, a team of Duke Medicine researchers has engineered cartilage. The findings suggest that induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) may be a viable source of patient-specific articular cartilage tissue.
Long-term follow-up showed that open reduction and internal fixation successfully treated displaced acetabular fractures in patients without the need for subsequent total hip arthroplasty, according to this study.
Researchers in a recent issue of Orthopedic Research and Review have concluded that medical devices, such as hip protectors and total joint arthroplasty implants, are cost-effective and significantly improve patients’ lives, confirming their socioeconomic value.
“Orthopedic devices such as knee and hip implants or hip protectors have the potential to improve people’s lives. They allow for greater flexibility, faster return to an active, independent lifestyle and reduced risk of future fractures to name but a few benefits,” Yves Verboven, executive director at the European Health Technology Institute for Socio-Economic Research (EHTI), stated in a press release.