News and notes regarding osteoarthritis knee pain and chronic knee pain relief.

FOX NEWS: 1/3 Of All Knee Replacement Surgeries Are Inappropriate

2019-08-23T11:48:29+00:00

Judging by the symptoms of people with knee arthritis, one-third of knee replacement surgeries may be inappropriate, according to a new study. “We found that some patients undergo total knee replacement when they have very low grade symptoms or minor knee arthritis,” lead author Daniel L. Riddle from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond told Reuters [...]

FOX NEWS: 1/3 Of All Knee Replacement Surgeries Are Inappropriate 2019-08-23T11:48:29+00:00

NY TIMES: Shots Better Than Pills for Knee Arthritis Relief

2019-09-13T12:34:01+00:00

The most effective treatment for the pain of knee osteoarthritis may be an injection of hyaluronic acid or corticosteroids, and the least effective may be Tylenol or Celebrex pills, a review of studies concludes. The analysis, in Annals of Internal Medicine, reviewed 137 randomized trials involving more than 33,000 patients. Treatments included acetaminophen (Tylenol), diclofenac, ibuprofen, [...]

NY TIMES: Shots Better Than Pills for Knee Arthritis Relief 2019-09-13T12:34:01+00:00

DAILY MAIL: Knee Operations Are a ‘Waste of Time’

2019-08-14T17:11:11+00:00

Thousands of people having keyhole knee surgery could be wasting their time, claim researchers.  New research suggests that middle-aged people with mild osteoarthritis get little, if any, benefit as a result. A study investigated how best to treat torn meniscus, crescent-shaped cartilage that helps stabilise knees... Read the entire article here... https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2733954/Knee-operations-waste-time-patients-Study-finds-little-benefit.html

DAILY MAIL: Knee Operations Are a ‘Waste of Time’ 2019-08-14T17:11:11+00:00