July 2013

Adding Physiotherapy, Exercises To Usual Care Delivers Extra Benefits For OA Patients

Supplementing usual care with manual physiotherapy or an exercise programme results in substantial benefits for people suffering from knee or hip osteoarthritis (OA), New Zealand researchers have established. The University of Otago study also found that the additional treatment delivers benefits from a cost perspective.

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Queen Mary Researchers Pin Hopes On CNP In Pursuit Of OA Treatment

Osteoarthritis (OA), the most common type of arthritis, affects over eight million people in the UK. This painful condition is the result of cartilage loss in the joints, which makes it very difficult to engage in any physical activity. Now researchers from Queen Mary, University of London are hoping that their new discovery could lead

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US Scientists Develop Simple Test For Fibromyalgia

Aside from being a painful condition, fibromyalgia poses an additional problem by being difficult to diagnose. Patients often have to wait for years until doctors rule out other possibilities because the main symptoms of fibromyalgia are similar to those observed in many conditions. However, researchers from Ohio State University have developed a simple, reliable test

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Pilates, Stationary Cycling Deliver Similar Benefits For People With Chronic Low Back Pain

A while ago, researchers from Australia´s University of Western Sydney examined the effect of trunk muscle exercises on patients with chronic low back pain. They have now followed that with a study into the effects produced by stationary cycling. Comparison between the two sets of results shows that Pilates (which incorporates trunk muscle exercises) and

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US Scientists Develop Biomaterial That Could Help Spinal Disc Regeneration

Disc degeneration is a problem commonly associated with aging. The gradual breakdown of the spinal discs serving as shock absorbers usually results in strong neck and lower back pain but it can also lead to disc herniation, osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis. A new biomaterial developed by scientists from Duke University´s Pratt School of Engineering raises

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Shoulder Repair Arthroscopy Proves Cost-Effective Option For Young First-Time Patients

For young people who have suffered their first shoulder dislocation, arthroscopic bankart repair surgery represents a cost-effective treatment option. This is according to a study carried out by researchers from the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

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UK Discovery Could Lead To New Treatments for Joint Degradation

A team of UK researchers has made a discovery that could prove very important for the development of new osteoarthritis (OA) treatments. The study, conducted by scientists from the University of Manchester and the University of Westminster, has found that a molecule occurring naturally in the body prevents the destruction of joint cells.

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New UK Research Project Targets Treatments For Severe Arthritis Pain

Over a period of four years, researchers from University College London (UCL) and the University of Nottingham will be involved in a study aiming to deliver new treatments for people suffering from severe arthritis pain. The project is being funded through an £800,000 grant from Arthritis Research UK, the medical charity dedicated to reducing the

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UK Research Project Delivers Solution For Improving Artificial Joint Longevity

When people undergo joint replacement surgery, one of the key concerns for doctors is the longevity of the prosthetics. In order to determine the best possible outcome, surgeons have so far had to rely mostly on their experience. But, thanks to unique technology developed by researchers at the University of Southampton, this is likely to

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