What Is Knee Replacement Surgery? What Is Knee Arthroplasty?

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Main Category: Bones / Orthopedics
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Article Date: 05 Jul 2012 – 12:00 PDT

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Knee replacement surgery, also known as knee arthroplasty, is regarded as a modern surgical procedure that can accurately be described as “knee resurfacing”. This procedure entails restoring the weight bearing facade of the knee joint that is damaged, worn out, or diseased to relieve pain and movement disability. It is performed through the implant of an orthopedic metal and plastic component shaped as a joint so that the knee can move properly.

Osteoarthritis Breakthrough

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Main Category: Arthritis / Rheumatology
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Article Date: 05 Jul 2012 – 9:00 PDT

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Arthritis affects around 40% of the worldwide population over 70. Scientists have now discovered eight new genetic variants or loci in the largest genome-wide study (GWAS) of osteoarthritis to date, which seem to increase susceptibility to the most common form of arthritis. The findings, which have been published Online First in The Lancet raise the total number of osteoarthritis susceptibility genes isolated in European populations to 11.

Management Approach To Rheumatoid Arthritis Which Takes High Toll In Unemployment, Early Death

Main Category: Arthritis / Rheumatology
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Article Date: 03 Jul 2012 – 1:00 PDT

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Medicare Concerns About Paying For CT Colonography Resolved By Study

A new study of 1,400 Medicare-aged patients reinforces CT colonography as a screening tool for colon cancer, adding to the continued debate over Medicare coverage of the procedure. In 2009, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services indicated that CT colonography would not be covered, in part, because outcomes data specific to the Medicare population was not available…