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24 October 2015
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An Engineer’s View of Activity and Knee Health

24 October 2015, Comments: 0

It is well known that exercise and increased activity results in decreased pain and increased function in patients with knee osteoarthritis. It makes sense: more activity and exercises keep muscles, tendon, and ligaments strong, reducing the stress on the joints. But, now, with a paper entitled: “Tribological Rehydration of Cartilage: a New Insight into an old Problem”, a research team […]


13 October 2015
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The Burden of Knee Replacement Surgery

13 October 2015, Comments: 0

The number of knee replacement surgeries in the USA has been steadily increasing in the last decade. In 2010, more than 700,000 knee joint replacement (and more than 500,000 knee arthroscopic) surgeries were performed in the USA. With the aging of the Baby Boomers, this number is expected to increase sharply in the next decade as well. It is estimated […]


7 October 2015
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Maintaining Healthy Stem Cells

7 October 2015, Comments: 0

Stem cell therapy is emerging as an effective, non-surgical alternative for the treatment of a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Mesenchymal stem cells are harvested from your body, isolated, and concentrated, and then introduced to a damaged or degenerated tissue in order to repair it. The stem cells reproduce, differentiate, and become like little repairmen, while also secreting chemicals that act […]


6 October 2015
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Get Up and Move Around

6 October 2015, Comments: 0

I have previously blogged about the bad health consequences of sitting all day long. The vast majority of Americans sit for an average of over 7 hours a day. Sitting for most of your day puts you at an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, certain types of cancer, and a shorter life span. Of course, sitting all day will […]


2 September 2015
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Is Your Medicine Causing Your Joint Pain?

2 September 2015, Comments: 0

It is well know that a class of medications widely used to treat high cholesterol, called Statins, frequently cause joint and muscle pain. Not only do they cause pain, but, also can damage the muscles and cause a muscle disease called myopathy. Statins are harmful to stem cells, therefore reducing your body’s ability to repair damaged tissues. Side effects are […]


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