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  • Stronger thigh muscles may prevent knee replacement surgery

    Stronger quadriceps muscles, relative to the hamstrings, may lower the risk of total knee replacement, according to research being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.

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  • How to strengthen your knee

    While it may be tempting to avoid exercise when knee pain occurs, this is not always the appropriate solution. Certain types of exercise can help alleviate existing knee pain and prevent future pain or injury by providing the knee with extra support.

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  • All-inside' meniscal repair shows good long-term outcomes

    A second-generation "all-inside" meniscal repair system provides a high success rate at long-term follow-up, reports a study in theJournal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

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  • Biodegradable gel shows promise for cartilage regeneration

    A gel that combines both stiffness and toughness is a step forward in the bid to create biodegradable implants for joint injuries, according to new UBC research.

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  • 5 Best Exercises for Runner’s Knee (Patellofemoral Pain)

    You worked up a sweat playing basketball, and now your knees are screaming in pain. Or maybe your knees are in agony just from sitting all day in front of your computer. If one or both of your knees ache after too much sitting, running, jumping or squatting, you may have patellofemoral pain (PFPS).

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  • Water on the Knee (Effusion) Causes and Treatments

    Water on the knee is when fluid collects around and inside the knee joint, causing pain and swelling. Also known as knee effusion or fluid on the knee, it can occur whenever there's damage to the joint due to injury or underlying disease, such as arthritis.

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  • 5 Reasons Your Knee Still Hurts After Arthroscopy

    Arthroscopic knee surgery is used to treat knee conditions, including cartilage injuries, meniscus tears, and ligament problems. Because it uses several small incisions rather than a large one, people tend to return to their activities more quickly and with less pain. But that's not true for everyone.

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  • That pain in your leg could lead to more nagging pain in the future

    According to one study, iliotibial band syndrome is one of the most common injuries in runners presenting with lateral knee pain, with an incidence estimated between 5% and 14%.

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  • Shoulder-Strengthening Exercises

    If you have pain in your rotator cuff, it may help to do shoulder strengthening exercises at home.The muscles that make up your rotator cuff can be prone to inflammation and tears if you do the same overhead motions too often.1 Making sure these muscles are strong enough is aAn important way to reduce tears or rotator cuff injury.

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  • Both high- and low-dose exercise therapy found to be beneficial for knee osteoarthritis

    Researchers from Karolinska Institutet have compared high dose exercise therapy versus low dose in patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. The study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine show that both groups had similar results. However, high dose exercise therapy provided superior outcomes related to function in sports and recreation in the short term, with results subsiding after six months.

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