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The Daily Dose has reported on knee health often this month—see DD1 and DD2—and now researchers report that, post knee replacement surgery, excised synovial tissue from women contains more mast cells than men, leading to more pain due to inflammatory chemicals produced by those cells. The...

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The journal of Arthritis & Rheumatology reports on a pain management procedure for knee osteoarthritis. In a randomized, placebo controlled 12 week trial, 59 patients received either injections of saline (placebo) or 3 injections of celestone chronodose and bupivacaine to the genicular nerves...

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Look around. Knee pain impacts the quality of life in almost 50% of people. That's half the people around you! In the United States, over 20 million people suffer, and have reduced ability to function. The authors of an article in the Journal of Pain Research “present an all-encompassing set of...

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The Journal of Clinical Oncology reports on the updated guidelines and value of integrative medicine in cancer pain management. The expert panel convened by the Society for Integrative Oncology along with the American Society of Clinical Oncology identified 227 studies from the literature...

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JAMA Network Open examined the diets and activity levels of normal weight patients or those either postbariatric surgery or eligible for surgery. Over 4600 patients were culled from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2015-2018. Bariatric surgery decreased obesity, heart disease...

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Finger joint osteoarthritis is experienced by half of men over age 60 and half of women over age 50, causing pain and decreased strength and range of motion. An article in the journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reports an alternative to conventional surgery for patients with arthritic...

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What is the link between sex hormone deficiency and rotator cuff repair? IS there a link? An article in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery says there certainly is. Via a nationwide health insurance database, researchers found about 230,000 adults (aged <65) who had torn rotator cuff surgery and...

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The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons reports that Black patients are less likely to be “completely satisfied” with their care post joint replacement than Whites. The study included over 4,600 patients who had primary knee (2,113) or hip (2,516) replacement surgery in New York, New Jersey, or...

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"Elect"ing to say "maybe?" Results have been released from a National Poll on Healthy Aging. Among adults 50 to 80 years of age who considered having elective surgery—including joint, eye, abdominal, cosmetic, foot, or leg—well over 60% said their #1 concern was pain/discomfort. The poll was...

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Findings published in Annals of Internal Medicine report the compared efficacy of telehealth exercise programs used with or without dietary intervention. The exercise program alone = 6 videoconference meetings comprising exercise, behavior, and self-management instruction. For the exercise and diet...

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