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Wealthier Pateients Fare Worse than Lower-Income Patients After Knee Replacement Surgery

knee replacement surgeryPatients who make $35,000 a year or less report better outcomes after knee replacement surgery than people who earn more. The lower-income patients studied reported less pain and better knee function at their two-year checkups than wealthier people did.

The research by Mayo Clinic and the University of Alabama at Birmingham shows was being presented at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting in Washington.

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Published in Anti-Aging Studies

knee rehabWhile more than 900,000 total knee replacement surgeries were performed in the U.S. in 2011 to treat debilitating knee osteoarthritis, the success rate of post-operative functional gains after total knee replacement vary widely. The success rate depends on timing, according to new research findings presented at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

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knee and hip replacementA Case Western Reserve University chemistry professor has begun imbedding magnetic nanoparticles in the toughest of plastics to understand why more than 40,000 Americans must replace their knee and hip replacements annually.

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Published in Latest Research

knee and hip replacementA Case Western Reserve University chemistry professor has begun imbedding magnetic nanoparticles in the toughest of plastics to understand why more than 40,000 Americans must replace their knee and hip replacements annually.

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Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00

Record Number of New Knees for 50 Year-Olds

knee-replacementDuring the past three decades there has been a dramatic, 130-fold increase in knee replacement surgeries, particularly among individuals in their 50s, according to a Finnish study. 

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Published in Knee Conditions

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