Posts Tagged ‘Total Knee Replacement (TKR)’

Caterpillar Fungus Shows Promise to Treat Osteoarthritis (OA)

A study published March 18, 2019 in Scientific Reports showed that a fungus that infects caterpillars called codycepin shows promise to be a unique kind of treatment for osteoarthritis (OA). The study was carried out by researchers from the University of Nottingham in the UK, led by Dr. Cornelia De Moor and supported by Versus…

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to Treat Osteoarthritis

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a Low-risk Biologic Treatment for Osteoarthritis Biologics are medical procedures that use a person’s own body cells and blood to heal a damaged part of one’s own body. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) has been shown to have potential benefits in treating osteoarthritis. PRP is one of the most successful and…

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A Third of Total Knee Replacements (TKR) have Poor Results

Osteoarthritis of the knees can be a painful disabling condition that can affect quality of life depending on how severe it is. Many people opt for a surgical total knee replacement (TKR), but a study published March 17, 2017 in the BMJ showed that about a third of people still experienced chronic pain after the…

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Acupuncture can Repair Cartilage in Knee Osteoarthritis (KOA) in Rabbits

Acupuncture Speeds up Articular Cartilage Repair For thousands of years traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has claimed that acupuncture could heal knee problems like osteoarthritis of the knee. While acupuncture patients make positive reports of a reduction in pain, this could not be proven scientifically. Now it was put to the test of scientific scrutiny, which…

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Total Knee Replacement (TKR) Prevention and Rehabilitation

Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis Osteoarthritis is the number one reason cartilage in knees wear out, but rheumatoid arthritis can also be why people have to face total knee replacement surgery (TKR). Many people who choose to go the surgical route believe they will walk out of the operating theater and be just like they were…

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