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Dextrose injections aid knee osteoarthritis pain

Intra-articular dextrose prolotherapy (DPT) injections are a safe and effective treatment for knee osteoarthritis, according to a study published in the May/June issue of the Annals of Family Medicine. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and colleagues randomly assigned 76 patients with knee osteoarthritis to DPT or normal saline injections at weeks 0, 4, 8, […]

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Does Medicare Cover Shoulder Replacement Surgery?

Because Medicare doesn’t typically cover elective surgeries, you may be concerned that you’ll have to live with pain or pay for the surgery out of pocket. But Medicare will, in fact, pay for a portion of the costs if your doctor states that shoulder replacement surgery is medically necessary in your specific case. Source: Healthline […]

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Diabetes is risk factor for infection after elbow arthroscopy

To better understand the complication risks after elbow arthroscopy, in the study“Complication of Elbow Arthroscopy in a Community-Based Practice,” researchers analyzed outcomes at a large community practice with multiple surgeons. The findings which were published in the May 2020 issue of Arthroscopy suggest that overall the complication is low; however, diabetes is a risk factor […]

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9 Exercises to Ease Shoulder Pain

Shoulder aches and weakness put a crimp in routine activities from playing sports and carrying toddlers to hauling groceries and swinging hammers. Below, experts in strength and body mechanics offer tips on shoulder exercises to help you live well, function better and ultimately become stronger and free of shoulder pain. Source: US News Read More

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Improved MRI scans could aid in development of arthritis treatments

An algorithm that analyzes MRI images and automatically detects small changes in knee joints over time could be used in the development of new treatments for arthritis. A team of engineers, radiologists and physicians, led by the University of Cambridge, developed the algorithm, which builds a three-dimensional model of an individual’s knee joint in order […]

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