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Sep 16, 2014
Protein Appears to Protect Against Bone Loss in Arthritis:
A small protein named GILZ appears to protect against the bone loss that often accompanies arthritis and its treatment, researchers report.

activity Aug 28, 2014
Orthopedic outcomes affected by activity level:
Patients' activity level is a strong predictor for how well they will do with certain treatments and how well they recover from injuries after treatment.

Jul 24, 2014
Surgeons Create 'New' Knee Cartilage from Stem Cells in Hip:
Patients who undergo the ABICUS operation have the cartilage cut and tidied and undergo microfracture, but their cartilage tissue is then coated with a substance made up of bone marrow cells, platelet gel and hyaluronic acid to allow cartilage to replace itself.

Jan 21, 2014
Wearing Flats Could Save Your Knees:
If you often find yourself running after a bus, escaping a burning building or taking part in competitive athletics in high-heeled footwear, you may be storing up knee problems for later in life.

science Dec 24, 2013
Researchers reveal Innovative concept for knee cartilage treatment:
New material that can be used for the the controlled release of a substance when subjected to cyclic mechanical loading offers potential treatment method for knee cartilage.

allergic reaction Nov 26, 2013
Allergies To New Hips And Knees Surface Only After Surgery Is Done... Until Now:
Researchers have developed the first blood test that can detect allergies to nickel.

juvenile arthritis Sep 26, 2013
Endurance Of Total Knee Replacements In Younger Patients With Juvenile Arthritis:
Total knee replacements in younger patients with juvenile arthritis last at least 10 years in 92 percent of cases, according to international, multi-center study. More than 75 percent of the implants lasted 20 years or more.

man with cane Sep 26, 2013
Revised Clinical Practice Guideline On The Treatment Of Osteoarthritis Of The Knee:
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recently released its revised clinical practice guideline on the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee.

moderate exercise Sep 19, 2013
Moderate Physical Activity Does Not Increase Risk of Knee Osteoarthritis:
Adults age 45 and older who engaged in moderate physical activity up to two and a half hours a week did not increase their risk of developing knee osteoarthritis over a 6-year follow-up period.

insoles Sep 17, 2013
Lateral Wedge Insoles Not Associated with Improvement of Knee Pain in Osteoarthritis:
Although a pooling of data from 12 studies showed a statistically significant association between use of lateral wedge insoles and lower pain in medial knee osteoarthritis, among trials comparing wedge insoles with neutral insoles, there was no significant or clinically important association between use of wedge insoles and reduction in knee pain, according to a study in the August 21 issue of JAMA.


Sep 12, 2013
Lower Rates Of Complications In Hip And Knee Replacement Using Regional Anesthesia Technique:
A highly underutilized anesthesia technique called neuraxial anesthesia improves outcomes in patients undergoing hip or knee replacement, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Sep 10, 2013
The Societal Benefits of Knee Replacement Surgery Highlighted by New Health Economics Study:
The full impact of knee replacement surgery on both patients' lives and on society includes significant overall cost savings.

Sep 05, 2013
Knee Replacement Benefits About Half Of Patients With Arthritis:
Only half of people with arthritis who had a hip or knee replacement reported a significant improvement in pain and mobility after surgery, according to a new study led by Women's College Hospital and the Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences (ICES).

Sep 03, 2013
FDA Clears Sculptor Robotic Guidance Arm For Unicompartmental Knee Replacement Surgery:
Sculptor RGA utilizes a robotic guidance arm to assist the surgeon's operation of a cutting tool, limiting the removal of bone to a pre-defined safe area using Active Constraint technology.

Aug 29, 2013
Knee Replacement Outcome Unlikely To Be Affected By Obesity Alone:
Obesity alone may not diminish outcomes or increase the risk of complications in total knee replacement patients; however, TKR replacement patients may face significantly longer hospital stays and related costs.

Aug 27, 2013
To Avoid Future Knee Injuries And Complications, Pediatric ACL Injuries Require Special Treatment:
Until a child's bones have fully matured, an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament requires special consideration, treatment and care.

Aug 22, 2013
Knee Replacement Surgery Can Improve Sexual Function Significantly:
New Research finds that total knee replacement surgery improves sexual function in 90 percent of patients.

Aug 20, 2013
After Total Knee Replacement, 98 Percent Of Patients Return To Work and Normal Life:
Ninety-eight percent of total knee replacement patients who were working before surgery returned to work after surgery, and of those patients, 89 percent returned to their previous position.

Aug 15, 2013
Allograft Treatment For Knee Defect Tends To Prevent Return To Active Duty:
Treatment of large cartilage knee defects with an allograft osteoarticular transplant may not allow some military personnel to return to full active duty status.

Aug 13, 2013
Socioeconomic Factors Affect Satisfaction Following Knee Replacement Surgery:
Study finds that lower-income individuals reported higher levels of dissatisfaction and poorer function than those with higher incomes.

Aug 08, 2013
Knee Replacement Surgery May Lead To Weight Gain:
Patients who undergo knee replacement surgery may be at risk of gaining more weight than their peers who have not had the surgery.

Aug 06, 2013
Sports Training And ACL Reconstruction Should Focus On Unique Characteristics Of The Female Knee:
Recent research highlights the unique anatomical differences in the female knee that may contribute to higher injury rates, and should be taken into consideration during reconstructive surgery and sports training.

Jul 16, 2013
Identifying Patients Who Can Skip ACL Reconstruction:
The shape of a person's knee could be a factor in the decision of whether a patient should undergo anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction after an ACL tear.

Jun 20, 2013
Knee Injuries An Increased Risk For Sailors -- On Land:
The knees are the body part that is injured the most by dinghy sailors. The injuries are primarily due to overstrain and most often occur during physical training.

May 16, 2013
Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis Benefit From 'Mobility Shoes':
New research suggests that patients with knee osteoarthritis who wear flat, flexible footwear had significant reduction in the force placed upon the joint during daily activities.

Mar 19, 2013
New IDSA Guidelines Aim To Reduce Death, Disability And Cost Of Prosthetic Joint Infections:
Multispecialty physician teams need to work together to reduce disability, death and costs associated with the ever-growing number of prosthetic joint infections.

Feb 19, 2013
One Fourth of ACL Tears From Recreational Ski Injuries Heal By Themselves:
Roughly a quarter of recreational skiers who tear their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) while hitting the slopes can be successfully treated without surgery.

Jan 29, 2013
What Does an ACL Tear Mean for All-Star Rajon Rondo?:
Boston Celtics star point guard Rajon Rondo will miss the rest of the season after tearing the ACL in his right knee.

Jan 15, 2013
Unnecessary Knee Arthroscopies Still Being Performed?:
Arthroscopy is still commonly being performed on people with osteoarthritis despite evidence against the treatment's effectiveness.

Nov 20, 2012
Lower Impact Sports Better For Knees:
Both very high and very low levels of physical activity can accelerate the degeneration of knee cartilage in middle-aged adults.

Aug 02, 2012
Increased Risk Of Post-Surgical Infection After Total Joint Replacement In Patients With High Blood Sugar:
High blood sugar is a concern during the post-traumatic and post-operative period and it may help to preoperatively identify a population of patients with musculoskeletal injuries who are at significant risk for infectious complications. High blood sugar is a concern during the post-traumatic and post-operative period and it may help to preoperatively identify a population of patients with musculoskeletal injuries who are at significant risk for infectious complications.

Jul 17, 2012
Researchers Study How Tissues and Their Individual Cells React to Heavy Loads:
Virtual models can be used to understand damage mechanisms caused by the aging process or debilitating diseases, such as osteoarthritis.

Jun 19, 2012
Researchers Find Joint Failures Potentially Linked To Oral Bacteria:
DNA testing of bacteria from the fluid that lubricates hip and knee joints had bacteria with the same DNA as the plaque from patients with gum disease

May 15, 2012
Study Shows Little Connection Between The Onset Of Osteoarthritis And Single Or Double Bundle ACL Surgeries:
Study showed 9.6 percent of the double bundle group and 10 percent of the single bundle group having signs of OA progression

Mar 13, 2012
New Advancements in ACL Reconstruction May Be Just in Time for Athletic Youths:
ACL injuries in children, once considered rare, are on the rise. Now, doctors are looking into innovative methods for reconstructing a child's ACL without damaging his or her growth plate. This surgery could prevent complications from the injury and help athletic children get back to playing worry-free.

Jan 10, 2012
Aquatic Therapy Soon After Total Knee Arthroplasty Improves Outcomes:
Beginning aquatic therapy just 6 days after TKA may lead to improved results

Aug 22, 2011
A Parent's Guide to Preventing Injury:
Parents often feel caught between wanting to protect their children and needing to let them experience life on their own. As a parent, how do you prevent your child from damaging his or her body in sports?

Jul 26, 2011
Knee Arthritis Program:
New FDA cleared treatment aimed at helping those with knee pain.

Jul 10, 2011
New Research Points To A Possible Gender Link In Knee Injuries:
Men may be at higher risk for full-thickness cartilage lesions.

Jun 13, 2011
FDA Cleared Treatment Aimed At Helping Those With Knee Pain:
The Knee Arthritis Program at NY Rehab shows success for many people

May 25, 2011
Early Warning Signs Of Joint Replacement Failure With New Test:
A new test shows promise for detecting the early stages of a major cause of failure in joint replacement implants, so that patients can be treated and perhaps avoid additional surgery.

Apr 26, 2011
How to Avoid Injuring your Knee while Running:
These six tips can help you enjoy your summer runs without worrying about injuring your knee.

Mar 01, 2011
Exercise is good for the knees:
For years, studies have offered conflicting opinions on whether exercise is good for knees. A new report released today by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) provides strong evidence that exercise is, in fact, good for the knees.

Dec 30, 2010
How to Find the Right Exercise Program for You:
This new year, launch and maintain a year-long exercise regimen by finding a fun, sustainable exercise program that fits your lifestyle.

Dec 20, 2010
Prevent Problems Caused by Infected Knee Prosthetics:
As the population grows older and heavier, the number of people who undergo operations to get prosthetic knee joints is increasing.

Nov 01, 2010
Is Walking Better for Your Health than Running?:
Power walking can be as beneficial, or even more beneficial, than running for improving your health and losing weight. Walking also has the additional benefit of putting less stress on your joints and being less likely to cause injury.

Sep 21, 2010
Are Running Shoes Bad for Your Knees?:
Choosing Shoes for Optimum Knee Health

Aug 31, 2010
Exercises for Healthy, Injured, and Post-Surgery Knees:
Exercise has been shown to reduce knee pain, strengthen bones, and delay the onset of arthritis. Exercise can improve your health regardless of the current condition of your knees. Different exercises are better for healthy knees, injured knees, and knees that have recently undergone surgery.

Jul 26, 2010
Athletes Undergoing Tissue Transplant Surgery for Knee Damage Have Bright Future:
A recent study reports that osteochondral allograft transplantation will not prevent athletes from returning to their sport.

Jul 06, 2010
Surgical Repair Of Knee Injuries Does Not Decrease Risk Of Osteoarthritis:
Arthroscopic surgical repair of torn anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL) or meniscal cartilage injuries in the knee does not decrease the chances of developing osteoarthritis, according to a new study published in the journal Radiology.

Jun 16, 2010
Hip exercises found effective at reducing, eliminating common knee pain in runners:
A twice weekly hip strengthening regimen proves surprisingly effective at reducing or even eliminating knee pain in female runners.

May 14, 2010
Those Who Exercise When Young Have Stronger Bones When They Grow Old:
New findings suggest that physical activity when young increases bone density and size, which may mean a reduced risk of osteoporosis later in life.

Apr 30, 2010
New Topical Cream Brings Relief to Osteoarthritis Patients:
Covidien releases the first FDA-approved topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug to treat osteoarthritis of the knee(s).

Apr 13, 2010
Device to revolutionize preventive blood clot care after joint replacement surgery:
A mobile compression device is as effective as medication at preventing the formation of blood clots after hip and knee replacement surgery but provides greater patient safety.

Mar 30, 2010
Knee Replacement in Elderly Patients Shown to Improve Balance:
Study shows that total knee replacement successfully relieves pain and improves function in patients with advanced knee arthritis. The surgery also significantly improves dynamic balance among elderly patients.

Mar 08, 2010
Electromagnetic Treatment Promising for Knee Osteoarthritis:
New treatment offers pulses to reduce pain and proves promising among study participants.

Feb 17, 2010
New Protocol for Pain Management During and After Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery:
Several options are now available for coping with pain associated with knee and hip replacement.

Jan 25, 2010
Natural Grass Produces Least Strain on ACL:
Researchers at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have determined that athletes wearing cleats experience the least strain on their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) on a natural grass surface, as compared to three other shoe-surface interactions.

Jan 05, 2010
University of Pittsburgh Doctor Hoping to Halt Arthritis:
Dr. Constance Chu, director of the Cartilage Restoration Center at the University of Pittsburgh, is testing a new procedure on retired race and rodeo horses. Doctors have succeeded in generating tissue in labs, but have not yet developed a technique to grow the tissue on a human joint. Tissue grown on a human would likely function as natural cartilage does. The hope of the experiment is to develop a technique more effective than microfracture surgery – the most common cartilage regeneration method currently used in the United States.

Dec 23, 2009
NFL Donates $120,00 to University of Missouri for Meniscal Diagnostic Research:
Currently, diagnosing injuries to the meniscus is both expensive and time consuming for both the patient and doctor. It typically involves either arthroscopy or an magnetic resonance imagery scan. The research at UM will focus on developing minimally invasive procedures to quickly diagnose damage to the meniscus, the soft tissue in the knee that regulates balance and weight distribution.

Dec 21, 2009
Foundation Surgical Hospital of San Antonio Brings MAKOplasty to San Antonio:
Foundation Surgical Hospital of San Antonio today announced it has brought MAKOplasty®, a minimally invasive orthopedic knee procedure, to San Antonio...

Dec 04, 2009
High Levels of Exercise Linked to Knee Damage:
Middle-aged men and women who engage in high levels of physical activity may be unknowingly causing damage to their knees and increasing their risk for osteoarthritis, according to a new study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

Nov 20, 2009
Researchers Explore New Target for Osteoarthritis Treatments:
Researchers at the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) have found a pharmacological approach to treating osteoarthritis. The study is published in the Nov. 15 advance online edition of Nature Medicine.

Nov 13, 2009
Virtual Rehabilitation System Improves Therapeutic Output and Patient Compliance:
Recently, health care facilities have begun to incorporate virtual rehabilitation systems into traditional therapy methods to help patients regain function. These systems have been shown to both provide physical therapists with quantitative data, as well as improve patients’ balance, coordination, muscle strength and range of motion.

Oct 20, 2009
Knee Injuries, Fatigue and the Brain:
In the past few years, we have seen an increase in the number of studies being conducted to better understand and prevent ACL tears. Recently, the role of fatigue in knee injuries has emerged as a possible causal factor. The study of the relationship between fatigue and ACL injuries has gained momentum as epidemiologic data gathered from a number of different sports has shown that during the off-season, injuries are more likely to occur during the first few practices, whereas during the season, injuries occur more towards the later moments of a game.

Oct 13, 2009
Controversy Envelopes Menaflex Meniscal Repair Device:
The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering the safety of Menaflex, a collagen implant used for meniscus repair, after finding its approval process was tainted by outside political pressure.

Sep 25, 2009
Study Finds Link Between Injuries and ACL Size:
People with a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are more likely to have a smaller ligament than people who have never injured their knee, according to a new study published in the Journal of Sports Medicine.

Aug 17, 2009
Black vs. White Disparity in Knee Replacements Continues in the US :
The number of total knee replacements in the United States increased between 2000 and 2006, but without any reduction in the black/white disparity. The rate of this important intervention to reduce pain and disability continues to lag for blacks compared to whites.

Jul 09, 2009
Mets' Carlos Beltran Sidelined by Bruised Knee Bone:
New York Mets player Carlos Beltran has joined the list of injured players on the struggling major league baseball team as of June 21. Suffering from a bone bruise on his right knee, Beltran is expected to be sidelined for at least several weeks.

May 05, 2009
Movement After Ligament Repair Key for Long-Term Results:
You’ve torn your anterior cruciate ligament, had it repaired and are on the road to recovery. As you start to regain strength after surgery make sure to get moving...

Oct 31, 2008
Brady Suffers Setbacks in Knee Surgery:
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has faced multiple impediments to recovering from a season ending knee injury suffered during the team’s season opener on September 7. Brady tore both his ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and MCL (medial collateral ligament).

Oct 09, 2008
Therapy vs. Surgery for Knee Osteoarthritis:
Researchers have concluded that arthroscopic surgery is equally effective as medicine and rehabilitation in treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee.

Sep 18, 2008
Bracing Offers Enhanced Mobility and Recovery:
Bracing is considered a way to control mobility as patients work with therapists to regain strength and function of affected joints...

Sep 11, 2008
Brady Out for Season with Ligament Damage:
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady out for season with torn ACL and MCL.

May 15, 2008
Osteoarthritic Women Put Off Knee Surgery:
Women with osteoarthritis of the knee put off knee replacement surgery longer than men do, according to research...

Mar 07, 2008
Getting New Knees? Be Cautious if you have Diabetes:
Patients with diabetes who undergo either knee or hip replacement surgery are more likely to suffer complications than patients without diabetes...

Oct 22, 2007
Researchers Identify Genes That Increase Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk:
Researchers in the United States and Sweden have identified a genetic region associated with increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis...

Sep 10, 2007
Knees, Trees, and Staving Off the Leading Cause of Disability in Adults:
Experts say arthritis is not a normal part of aging we have to take in stride...

Aug 06, 2007
Hormone Could Help With Both Osteoporosis And Osteoarthritis:
A current osteoporosis treatment might have potential for treating osteoarthritis as well...

Jul 16, 2007
Knee Microfracture Surgery Last Hope for Some NBA Players:
One look at the Portland Trail Blazers’ bench is all it takes to appreciate the degree to which professional basketball players truly punish their knees...

Jun 11, 2007
Women Who Exercise into Their Seventies May Delay Onset of Arthritis:
Arthritis, the painful swelling of joints within the body, is the most prevalent chronic condition for middle-aged and older people...

Jun 04, 2007
Lowered Estrogen Levels in Premenopausal Women Linked to Knee Osteoarthritis:
In Part Two, we examine the link between weight and osteoarthritis...

Mar 08, 2007
Why Women Suffer More Knee Injuries:
Female athletes are up to eight times more likely to suffer knee injuries during their careers than males, and now researchers may be closer to understanding why...

Feb 05, 2007
Traumatic Decision: to Amputate or Salvage a Limb?:
Treating mangled extremities amid significant bone loss from acute trauma is a complex surgical problem...

Dec 05, 2006
Estrogen and Your Knees:
New research suggests that low levels of estradiol, a potent type of estrogen, can predispose women to osteoarthritis of the knee...

Nov 21, 2006
Guard the Knees for a Lifetime of Jogging and Running Enjoyment:
Being gentle with your knees can ensure a long and prosperous running career...

Nov 06, 2006
Electric Sleeve Works Wonders for Osteoarthritis Knee Pain:
A new device designed to treat sufferers of osteoarthritis (or OA) of the knee promises to help them beat pain, stay active and enjoy improved quality of life...

Oct 25, 2006
A Knee Just For Women:
Studies have shown that a knee implant lasts for about 15 years but that women report more problems with the feel, fit, and function of the implant. A new knee replacement designed for women may change all that...

Oct 05, 2006
Strong Knees Make for Smooth Skiing:
It’s one of those glorious, pristine days where you can see forever from the top of the world. A bold blue dome of sky is above and crystalline snow is all around...

Sep 20, 2006
Acupuncturist Has Good Success with Knee Pain:
Reuter explains that patients who come to see her for knee problems are often those who are trying to avoid surgery, expensive imaging, or they may have already been to a medical doctor...

Aug 31, 2006
Light Activated Gene Therapy – Future Treatment for Common Knee Ailments? :
This is just the sort of stuff that warms baby boomer’s hearts: An elegantly simple discovery that could enable them to avoid cuing up at their local knee surgeon’s office for replacements...

Aug 18, 2006
Working it Out: Stay Active and Avoid Nagging Shin:
If you’ve ever had shin splints you know just how bothersome they can be – and if you haven’t, you don’t really want to know. But shin splints are both preventable and treatable, so either way, there’s good news for everyone...

Jul 31, 2006
Soccer Can be Rough on Young Knees – Tips to Keep Kicking:
Soccer is one of the fastest growing sports among children of all ages and it has the lowest injury rate of any youth sport. Yet injuries will always be part of any sport...

Jul 14, 2006
Success of Supplements Depends on Amount of Osteoarthritis Pain:
With all the recent debate about the safety of arthritis pain relievers, both patients and physicians alike hoped the popular nutritional supplements glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate would prove to be successful...

Jun 30, 2006
Preventing ACL injuries in Female Soccer Players:
Injuries in sports are to be expected. But why do women have a tendency to tear their Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) more often than men, particularly while playing soccer?

Jun 16, 2006
World Cup 2006 – Get Your Kicks Injury-Free:
On the opening day of the World Cup, Google’s celebratory logo showcased it well. The first ‘o’ in the logo was a black and white soccer ball whooshing in from a youngster’s head. The athlete appeared to be a good foot off the ground...

Jun 02, 2006
New Technique for ACL Regeneration:
An exciting new discovery is changing how doctors will treat knee injuries. Knee injuries are often the trickiest for healing, especially with the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)...

May 19, 2006
No Excuses: Runner’s Knee Doesn’t Have to Stop a Good Workout:
Your health is improving, you’ve slimmed down and even controlled some of the stress in your life through jogging – but like any athletic activity, aches and pains...

May 04, 2006
Aging, Active Baby Boomers Push Demand for Knee Replacements:
“Five to 10 years ago, people who were in their 70s would think they were maybe too old for a joint replacement. Now you never hear that,” said David Stulberg, M.D...

Apr 21, 2006
Walk This Way – Your Health Will Benefit:
Walking works, says the U.S. Surgeon General. A minimum of 30 minutes of brisk walking for at least five days a week makes for all around better health...

Apr 07, 2006
Knee Replacement 101 – Part Two:
According to the associate chief of knee service at the Hospital of Special Surgery in New York City, Steven B. Haas, M.D., 90 percent of those who had knee replacement surgery in the early 1980s are still enjoying their man-made joints...

Apr 06, 2006
Surgeon Performs Experimental Cartilage Procedure:
Indianapolis — OrthoIndy announces that through their affiliated Orthopedic Research Foundation, Dr. Jack Farr of Indianapolis will initiate a new cartilage investigational study. This will be the first clinical investigation for the procedure in the United States.

Mar 23, 2006
Knee Replacement 101:
The knee is the largest joint in the body, both bearing the load of holding the body upright and also enabling it to move through space. When one or both of the knees wear out and the pain of moving becomes too great...

Mar 13, 2006
Cheerleading Injuries Double as Skill Level Increases:
Think being a cheerleader is all about waving pompoms? Today cheerleaders form human pyramids, catapult through the air and rely on gymnastics for a lot of their routines. But, the increased skill level doesn’t come without a cost...

Feb 21, 2006
Brain Tangles Linked to Walking Problems in Elderly:
For those of us who have spent time around the elderly, watching balance and walking difficulties known as “gait irregularities” is probably a familiar occurrence...

Feb 02, 2006
Playing It Smart – Ways to Avoid Sports Injuries:
Although medical treatment has become more advanced, it still cannot eliminate the inherent risk for injury that athletes face as they keep up with the increasing pressure to perform at higher and higher levels...

Jan 13, 2006
The Patch: Alternative Treatment for Knee Pain:
For many patients, popping some pills is not an effective way to deal with the constant pain of an arthritic knee. However, medicinal creams, gels and ointments, known as transdermal medicines, are gaining in popularity...

Dec 29, 2005
The Female Knee:
Along with the shoulder joint, the knee structure is the body’s most physiologically weak. The female knee, particularly, is twice as prone to injury as men’s knees. So ladies – here’s the scoop...

Dec 16, 2005
A Change in Attitude Can Change Arthritis:
Million of Americans suffer from arthritis and all its various symptoms. It affects people of all ages and physical conditions, and even among patients with comparable symptoms, there are vast difference in the way people cope...

Nov 11, 2005
Flat Feet: The Achilles Heel of Middle Age:
It can run in the family, be caused by old age or result from a trauma. Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction – more commonly known as flat feet – affects 25 percent of Americans...

Oct 21, 2005
Nerve Block Technology Keeps Patients Pain-Free:
Because nerves are the body’s sensory channels, nerve blocks work just as they’re named – they block pain signals to the brain and allow patients to be pain-free after surgery...

Sep 30, 2005
The Pomegranate: Nature’s Way to Help your Knees:
Pomegranates may stain your hands red and be tough to eat, but the results of a new study may prove that it is well worth it. Case Western Reserve University found that pomegranate fruit extracts can block enzymes that contribute to osteoarthritis...

Sep 15, 2005
The Achy Generation: Baby-Boomers, Obesity and Arthritis:
It actually makes a lot of sense: People who carry extra weight are more at risk for developing osteoarthritis. Baby-boomers make up a large portion of the soaring population of obese and overweight people in this country...

Aug 30, 2005
Staying on Your Feet as You Age:
It can happen in a split second – any time day or night. Once you’re down, there’s no undoing it. Take it from Kathleen Doane who fell four years ago and has been pretty much bed-ridden ever since...

Aug 16, 2005
Lower Extremity Bracing Offers Enhanced Mobility:
Bracing has been around at least since the days of King Arthur when knights found that by encasing seriously injured limbs in rigid, hinged armor, they could still walk. According to David Finch, D.O., although medieval armor has given way to “Velcro and polymers...

Aug 04, 2005
Homegrown Knee Rehab Can Save the Day:
The knees are a hard one. They tend to go in those physically active – tennis players with their abrupt sideways jarring, runners who regularly pound the pavement and team sports players who push and shove their way up and down courts and fields...

Jul 20, 2005
Healthy Diet = Healthy Joints:
For people who suffer from arthritis, the old adage “you are what you eat” takes on a new meaning. Experts have pinpointed specific foods and supplements that can actually decrease the pain and inflammation caused by arthritis...

Jul 05, 2005
Walking Well: How to Hit the Streets without Wincing:
It’s summer, and for many people, that means cookouts, vacations and outdoor excursions. The warmer weather also means dusting off those sneakers that have been hiding in the closet for months and enjoying strolls along the water...

Jun 08, 2005
Pedal Power: Knee Health and Cycling:
Lance Armstrong fervor plus baby boomer interest in low-impact workouts has led to a minor revolution in bicycling over the past decade. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 5 million Americans use pedal power...

May 24, 2005
Staying Fit and Healthy at Any Age:
Staying active as you get older offers major health benefits – from improving mood to preventing heart disease – but there is a catch. Just as you can’t jump as high or run as fast at age 60 as you can at age 20, your aging bones and muscles can’t handle...

May 17, 2005
NSAID Use Increases Renal Failure Risk:
Recent findings published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases suggest that the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) increases the risk of developing acute renal failure...

Apr 21, 2005
Remicade Offers Relief for Arthritic Children:
For children who suffer from arthritis, the running, jumping and playing common for their peers is often hampered by pain, stiffness and fatigue. However, Italian researchers have some encouraging news for these kids...

Apr 08, 2005
About Turn for Bextra – FDA Calls for Withdrawal of Drug:
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has requested that Pfizer, Inc. voluntarily withdraw the arthritis drug Bextra from the market on the basis of inadequate data on cardiovascular safety and possible skin complications...

Mar 31, 2005
Breast Cancer Survivors: Take Care to Preserve Bone Strength:
While many women worry about keeping their bones strong and stable as they age, survivors of breast cancer may need to take special care to preserve bone health and strength, say health experts...

Mar 08, 2005
Calm Those Nerves: An Alternative to Anesthesia for Knee Replacement:
Because nerves are the body’s sensory channels, nerve blocks do just that—they block pain signals to the brain and allow patients to be pain-free after surgery. This 100-year-old technology provides an appealing alternative...

Mar 02, 2005
Acupuncture can Relieve Knee Osteoarthritis Pain:
Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures, having originated in China more than 2,000 years ago. The term acupuncture describes a family of procedures involving stimulation of anatomical points on the body by a variety of techniques.

Feb 22, 2005
Welcome Back: FDA Panel Recommends Celebrex, Vioxx and Bextra:
An advisory panel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted on Feb.18 to recommend that doctors still be allowed to prescribe Vioxx, Bextra and Celebrex, painkillers known as cox-2 inhibitors, after studies had shown that patients using the drugs had an increased risk of heart attack...

Feb 15, 2005
Alternatives to Surgery for Osteoarthritis:
Only one in four people with osteoarthritis of the knee will require surgery, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Most patients end up being able to manage their arthritis with one of a variety of non-surgical, “conservative” treatments, without having to resort to surgery.

Feb 08, 2005
Are Elderly Inhibited by Rheumatoid Arthritis?:
When it comes to performing typical daily activities, elderly patients who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have no more difficulty than elderly people who don’t have the debilitating condition, according to Finnish researchers.

Feb 02, 2005
Glucosamine may not have Long-term Pain Benefits:
A study recently concluded at the University of British Columbia has found no long-term benefits to the use of the supplement glucosamine in treating knee pain from osteoarthritis.

Jan 25, 2005
Soccer Players at Risk for Patellofemoral Pain:
Perhaps unsurprisingly, soccer players often suffer from pain around the front of the knee, also known as “patellofemoral” pain. Ballhandling, quick stops, and changes of direction place high amounts of stress on the joint...

Jan 18, 2005
Doctors and Patients Weigh Alternatives to Vioxx:
Doctors and patients find themselves having to reassess their arthritis treatment strategies now that Merck & Co. has recalled the popular arthritis drug Vioxx. Merck announced the recall after one of their own studies...

Jan 11, 2005
Cardiovascular Warning for Pfizer’s Bextra:
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced new warnings for the popular arthritis drug Bextra, manufactured by Pfizer, Inc. The drug, used as a painkiller and anti-inflammatory agent, will now carry a bolded warning.

Dec 23, 2004
Pfizer's Celebrex Study Shows Heart-Attack Risk:
Drug company Pfizer Inc. said in a Dec. 17th press release that one of its studies has shown an increased risk of heart attack for patients taking Celebrex, which like the recently-recalled Vioxx, is part of a class of painkillers known as cox-2 inhibitors.

Dec 13, 2004
Red Meat Increases Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis:
A new study released by England’s University of Manchester suggests that consuming large amounts of red meat may be a contributing risk factor in developing rheumatoid arthritis.

Dec 01, 2004
Glucosamine May Not Have Long-term Benefits for Knee Pain:
A study recently concluded at the University of British Columbia has found no long-term benefits to the use of the supplement glucosamine in treating knee pain from osteoarthritis.

Nov 09, 2004
Football Brings About Variety of Knee Injuries:
Of the more than 300 injuries reported in the NFL since football season began in September, thirty-five percent are knee-related – making knees the body part most susceptible to injury in the sport.

Oct 21, 2004
Thorough Recovery From ACL Injury Now Possible:
There was a time when a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) meant the end of an athlete’s career. Now, advances in ACL surgery have enabled many athletes to return to playing more quickly, and with less chance of reinjury...

Oct 04, 2004
Arthritis Medication VIOXX Pulled from Market:
More than 84 million people worldwide face a reduced incidence of heart attack, stomach bleeding, or stroke now that VIOXX, the popular arthritis medication, has been pulled from the market.

Oct 01, 2004
Jason Kidd Trade Talks Spotlight Microfracture Knee Surgery:
Recent speculation that the New Jersey Nets may want to trade basketball player Jason Kidd has led to concurrent interest in microfracture knee surgery, a procedure Kidd underwent on July 1st of this year.

Sep 16, 2004
Is Pain-Free Knee Surgery a Possibility?:
Imagine undergoing knee replacement surgery, leaving the hospital within hours, and walking unassisted in less than one week. Each year 300,000 Americans undergo traditional knee replacement surgery, a costly procedure meant to restore normal mechanics to the knee joint.

Sep 10, 2004
OrthoPilot Navigation System Improves Knee Replacement Accuracy:
A new computer-assisted navigation system is helping doctors perform knee-replacement surgery with unprecedented accuracy. That’s good news for patients: more accurate positioning of the knee prosthetic means longer-lived knee implants and shorter hospital stays.

Sep 08, 2004
Gymnast Hatch Goes From Knee Surgery to Olympics:
Olympic Gymnast Annia Hatch had her work cut out for her as she prepared for the Athens Olympic Games: the day before the August, 2003 World Championships, she suffered a serious injury that kept her from competing for months.

Sep 07, 2004
Study Finds Common Traits in Those at Risk for Knee Osteoarthritis:
A recent study has found that the genetic regulation of osteoarthritis in the knee may be linked to certain physical traits and conditions. While the study did not investigate genetically-based causes for osteoarthritis, it did find commonalities among people whose parents had arthritis of the knee.

Aug 24, 2004
FDA Says Remicade Users Suffer Ailments:
The Food and Drug Administration and manufacturer Centocor are warning doctors that patients receiving the drug Remicade to treat rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease have suffered sometimes fatal blood and central nervous system disorders.

Aug 19, 2004
Osteoarthritis Risk May be in Your Genes:
Achy joints? You can blame your parents. While it’s been established that obesity, previous injury, and infection are all causes of osteoarthritis, research is now beginning to show that one’s risk of developing osteoarthritis may be predetermined by their genetics.

Aug 18, 2004
Study: Tests May Make Donated Tissue Safer:
Just a single donor's tissue might slip through each year infected with HIV or hepatitis, but U.S. donations could be made even safer with genetic testing for the viruses, researchers have found.

Aug 12, 2004
Common Sports Injuries of the Amateur Athlete:
Every four years the Summer Olympics inspires amateur athletes to take up a new game, but some sports carry a higher risk of injury, so it’s important to follow precautions from the experts and to be familiar with some common symptoms.

Aug 04, 2004
Medication to Lower Serum Urate Levels can Decrease Recurrent Gouty Attacks:
New research by doctors in Tokyo supports the practice of prescribing antihyperuricemic drugs to patients with recurrent gouty arthritis to lower their serum urate concentrations.

Jul 21, 2004
San Diego Man Gets First Electronic Knee:
Doctors in San Diego have implanted the first electronic knee in a patient with osteoarthritis, and they’re hoping that information generated from the knee will lead to better and longer-lasting prostheses for worn out and painful joints.

Jul 13, 2004
Study: Less Effective Treatments Preferred by Elderly Osteoarthritis Sufferers:
According to the most recent Archives of Internal Medicine, elderly sufferers of knee osteoarthritis would prefer a treatment that has fewer side effects versus a treatment that will have a chronic, positive impact on their everyday lives.

Jul 07, 2004
Help for Problem Knees Now Just a Phone Call Away:
Most people have been in this situation at one time or another: the doctor will not be available until next Tuesday, but something hurts now, and the sooner advice on how to care for it can be found, the better.

Jun 22, 2004
Total Knee Replacement Rates Have Soared in UK:
New research shows that the number of total knee replacement surgeries in the UK has more than doubled in just ten years, and also that economic class influences whether or not a person will opt for replacement over more conservative therapies.

Jun 16, 2004
Britney Spears Suffers Knee Injury, Has Surgery:
Pop star Britney Spears suffered a severe injury to her left knee during a late-night music video shoot on Tuesday, June 8; an MRI scan revealed floating cartilage in her knee.

Jun 15, 2004
Excess Vitamin C may Make Osteoarthritis Worse:
A new study indicates that ingesting high dosages of vitamin C might not prevent osteoarthritis (OA), as was previously reported. Instead, it may actually increase the severity of the condition.

Jun 10, 2004
Cortisone Injections Relieve Knee Pain in Runners:
For years doctors have used cortisone shots to help relieve pain and inflammation in the knees of injured long-distance runners, and although the practice is common, there has been limited research to show the treatment actually works.

Jun 04, 2004
Summertime Solutions for Osteoarthritis:
Summertime and the living is easy-at least that's how the song goes. But for those with joint pain, summertime can be especially difficult because of the effects that heat, humidity and increased activity can have on joints.

May 21, 2004
Topical Cream to Relieve Arthritis Pain:
New research shows that medicated relief from osteoarthritis pain doesn’t always have to come in a pill. Instead, doctors in Connecticut have found that a topical cream, rubbed on the affected joints, eases pain and improves patients’ functional performance and quality of life.

May 12, 2004
Get Out and Walk -- It’s Good for You:
Walking is good exercise for anyone, especially for the 70 million Americans with arthritis. It’s an endurance exercise, which means it strengthens the heart, helps lungs work more efficiently and adds more stamina so individuals do not tire as easily.

May 01, 2004
The ABCs of Osteoarthritis of the Knee:
Everyday activities such as walking, climbing stairs, and even driving may be extremely painful if you're one of the millions of Americans with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee.

Apr 28, 2004
Fewer Hospitalizations for Rheumatoid Arthritis:
There have been fewer hospitalizations for rheumatoid arthritis since the early 1980’s, according to a new study, and doctors suggest more widespread use of disease modifying drugs may be helping to slow the disease’s progression and therefore decrease the need for surgery.

Apr 26, 2004
Simple Steps Can Stave Off Infection:
To prevent Scott Adams' knee surgery from getting infected, doctors at Overlake Hospital Medical Center didn't need fancy new medicine or expensive equipment. Instead, they took simple steps that are proven to prevent infection.

Apr 22, 2004
Diet, Exercise May Ward Off Arthritis:
As baby boomers get older and fatter, they're also more likely to come down with one of the consequences of age and weight - arthritis. Although they can't prevent aging, boomers can reduce the risk from obesity, and diet and exercise can help them achieve it, doctors say.

Apr 16, 2004
Study: Alcohol Doubles Chance of Gout:
Confirming the wisdom of ages, researchers have found that drinking alcohol - particularly beer - can more than double a man's risk of developing gout.

Apr 13, 2004
Frequent Squatting May Lead to Osteoarthritis:
While there are many unavoidable risk factors for the development of osteoarthritis of the knees, squatting is one activity that people can avoid, and in doing so, lower their risk for developing arthritis later in life.

Mar 30, 2004
Tai Chi Helps to Relieve Osteoarthritis Pain:
While the benefits of exercise for patients with osteoarthritis are well documented, the type of activity and intensity of exercise that is recommended for relief from painful arthritic joints remains unclear.

Mar 23, 2004
Developing Biomarkers to Monitor Progression of Osteoarthritis:
Osteoarthritis is a disease that progresses at a rate specific to the individual afflicted, so researchers are hoping to develop tests through the use of biological markers that can assess pain and predict how quickly a patient’s joints will degenerate, allowing them to select the best choice for treatment.

Mar 17, 2004
New Developments in the Search for an Osteoarthritis Treatment:
Researchers at Osiris Therapeutics have recently demonstrated that an injection of stem cells can delay or reduce the impact of osteoarthritis (OA) in goats’ knees.

Mar 10, 2004
Low-Protein, Low-Fat Diet Limits Gout Risk:
Eating less red meat and seafood while consuming more low-fat dairy products cuts the risk of developing the painful joint condition gout by about half, according to researchers who studied the diets of thousands of men.

Mar 08, 2004
New Knee Surgery Offers Speedy Recovery:
Just nine hours after Grover Thomas had his knee replaced, he hobbled home from the hospital. Five days later, he was walking unassisted, no crutch or cane in sight.

Mar 03, 2004
Study: Antibiotic Slows Cartilage Loss:
A study led by Indiana University scientists found that a common antibiotic appears to reduce cartilage loss and pain in women whose knees show early signs of the crippling effects of osteoarthritis.

Feb 27, 2004
Combo Drugs Best for Rheumatoid Arthritis:
Combining a new drug with the standard initial treatment for rheumatoid arthritis seems to work better than using either medicine alone, research indicates.

Feb 19, 2004
Hormonal Imbalance and RA Link Studied:
A new study further illuminates the connection between rheumatoid arthritis and hormonal imbalance. Evidence from this study could provide the basis for the development of alternative therapies to treat RA.

Feb 11, 2004
Protect Your Knee in the Winter Weather:
Spring may finally be in sight, but several weeks of winter still remain and that means plenty of opportunity for cold weather-related knee injuries.

Feb 05, 2004
Treating Knee Arthritis with EMS:
For sufferers of osteoarthritis of the knee, electronic muscle therapy (EMS) has recently shown itself to be a promising new treatment option.

Feb 01, 2004
Expensive Trainers May Not Be Worth It:
A personal trainer will keep an eye on your lunges and squats for $15, or 10 times as much. But experts warn the higher payments don't necessarily get you a better workout.

Jan 22, 2004
Shoe Insoles to Prevent Arthritis in People with Old ACL Injuries:
Untreated anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries often lead to osteoarthritis of the knee; but doctors in Japan say there is an inexpensive and noninvasive treatment, which fits right into the shoe, that can slow the develop of arthritis.

Jan 14, 2004
Leeches May Provide Arthritis Relief:
Leeches fell out of favor as a medical treatment more than a century ago. But a new study examining their effect on knee arthritis may put them back in the medical community’s good graces.

Jan 05, 2004
Arthritis Foundation Announces Top 10 Arthritis Research Advances of 2003:
New treatments for arthritis and related diseases -- including the first synthetic hormone drugs for osteoporosis and more durable joint replacement materials -- are among the top 10 arthritis research advances of 2003, according to the Arthritis Foundation.

Dec 16, 2003
Knee Arthritis Treatment Value Questioned:
Government-approved treatments for knee arthritis in which the joint is injected with fluid often made from rooster combs offer little if any relief, researchers say.

Dec 10, 2003
Panel: Knee Replacement Surgery Safe:
Knee replacement surgery is a safe and cost-effective treatment for persistent knee pain and disability, and increasing numbers of patients are seeking it at an earlier age, a panel of experts told the National Institutes of Health on Wednesday.

Dec 04, 2003
Hydrotherapy Improves Function in Patients with Osteoarthritis:
In one of the most thorough studies to date on exercise therapy for osteoarthritis, researchers in Australia have found that patients engaged in hydrotherapy improve their strength and physical function.

Nov 25, 2003
Prolotherapy, a Nonsurgical Treatment for Joint Pain:
Patients with chronic joint pain are getting relief from an alternative non-surgical procedure called prolotherapy. It’s an injection performed in the doctor’s office that stimulates the body into healing itself.

Nov 11, 2003
Report Measures Impact of Knee Conditions:
Patients who suffer from osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis understand all too well the affect that those conditions have on their lives. Thanks to the World Health Organization and the Bone and Joint Decade, the rest of the world may soon begin to catch on.

Nov 04, 2003
Antibiotic Shows Promise for Treating Osteoarthritis:
Doctors investigating a commonly prescribed antibiotic have found that it can slow the progression and pain of osteoarthritis, suggesting a potential role in treating the disease that affects millions of Americans.

Oct 29, 2003
Post-TKR Blood Thinner Pill Offers Alternative:
A new, easier-to-use blood thinner pill offers the first potential alternative in 50 years to warfarin, the standard treatment given to millions of people to prevent blood clots after orthopedic surgery.

Oct 23, 2003
Strength Training Recommended for Older Adults with Osteoarthritis:
According to the Arthritis Foundation, osteoarthritis affects approximately 20.7 million Americans and is a common form of arthritis, especially in older adults. Daily activities are hindered and movement is limited in eighty percent of those individuals suffering from osteoarthritis.

Oct 15, 2003
Childhood Exercise Seems to Lower Risk for Osteoarthritis as an Adult:
The best way to prevent osteoarthritis as an adult may be getting plenty of exercise as a kid, say researchers in Australia.

Oct 02, 2003
Meniscal Injuries and Disorders in the Youthful Knee:
While injuries and disorders to the meniscus in children may resemble those of adults, young age can be a factor in the diagnosis and treatment of such conditions.

Sep 29, 2003
Do Supplements Really Help Osteoarthritis Pain?:
There is growing evidence that two supplements — glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate — alone or in combination provide symptomatic relief for osteoarthritis with few side-effects, but most doctors still take a cautious approach in recommending these drugs and monitoring patients who use them.

Sep 15, 2003
Boomeritis Contributes to Injury in Active Adults:
As men and women hit their late 40s and early 50s, they hear a lot of health-related words with "itis" attached to them; here's a new one: "Boomeritis"

Sep 02, 2003
Female Athletes More Prone to Knee Injuries than Men:
The headline of the macho male athlete suffering a career-altering knee injury on the field does not tell the full story. In fact, female athletes are actually much more likely to experience knee injuries than men.

Aug 19, 2003
Common Running Injuries:
Although they can be highly incapacitating if left untreated, many common running injuries can be prevented or treated by following proper techniques in training, form and equipment.

Jul 31, 2003
UniSpacer May Delay TKR for Patients with Early Osteoarthritis:
When performed on patients who are the correct candidates for the procedure, the UniSpacer procedure may postpone the need for total knee replacement surgery for up to ten years.

Jul 17, 2003
Knee Injuries Take Their Toll on Baseball:
Many professional baseball players suffer anything from knee sprains to intensive surgeries that may damper performance, or worse, lead to a career’s end.

Jul 07, 2003
Knee Injuries Plague Teenage Athletes:
Thousands of teen-agers suffer from knee injuries each year. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons claims that an increase in participation in school athletics and community programs is driving the trend, but the good news is that teens typically receive a good prognosis for recovery.

Jun 30, 2003
Implant Saves Kids’ Legs From Bone Cancer:
Four-year-old Domonique Patton was a weekend away from having her leg amputated - the only solution, her surgeon insisted, for bone cancer in someone so young. Then her mother found a leg-saving alternative.

Jun 17, 2003
What Knee Patients Need to Know About Single-Use Instrument Reprocessing:
Active Americans with aging joints preparing for orthopedic surgery need to make themselves aware of another procedure taking place in hospitals today: the reuse of surgical instruments designed to be used only once.

May 14, 2003
FDA Criticized on Tissue Transplants:
The Food and Drug Administration was criticized Wednesday for failing to issue regulations governing hundreds of tissue banks despite at least one death linked to infected tissue and investigations that have found widespread problems.

May 06, 2003
Arizona Ace Undergoes Successful Arthroscopic Procedure:
Star pitcher Randy Johnson's prognosis is excellent after undergoing minimally-invasive surgery on his right knee.

Apr 29, 2003
"More Life, Less Limits" for 70 Million Americans with Arthritis:
In conjunction with National Arthritis Month this May, the Arthritis Foundation wants to inspire you to take control of your joint health with a simple phrase: "More Life, Less Limits."

Mar 20, 2003
Knee Surgery: Steps for a Successful Operation:
How can you improve your chance of a successful surgery? Start by gaining a good understanding of the procedure. Doing so can help you recover more quickly and have fewer problems. Preparing mentally and physically for surgery are also important steps toward post-operative success.

Mar 04, 2003
U.S. Debates Risks of 4 Arthritis Drugs:
Increasing reports of major side effects - cancer and liver failure - are spurring the government to reassess the safety of rheumatoid arthritis drugs that gave patients unprecedented hope when they began hitting the market four years ago.

Jan 29, 2003
Athletes Can Benefit From Water Training:
Aquatic exercise programs are not just for grandmas riding foam floats. Water is good for athletic training, too, and experts say more athletes are making use of it.

Jan 21, 2003
Volleyball Star Adds Sportsmetrics to List of Achievements:
ACL Reconstruction gets a High School Volleyball Champ Back on the Court

Jan 09, 2003
Ski it Safe:
Knee injuries are a fact of life in any sport. However, knee injuries have become an inherent risk of skiing, with more than 20,000 sustained each year by skiers in the U. S. alone.

Dec 18, 2002
Microsurgery Rescues a Giant: Knee Arthroscopy is a Success for Tiger Woods:
Top-ranked golf champion Tiger Woods underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on December 12 at HealthSouth Surgical Center in Park City, Utah.

Dec 12, 2002
U.N. Agency Aiding Knee Tissue Transplants:
The IAEA is working to develop a worldwide sterilization standard that would enable countries to import grafts from anywhere in the world without concern that the tissue might be contaminated.

Nov 26, 2002
DVT Link to Knee and Hip Surgery:
Experts are now saying that patients are at very high risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) following orthopaedic surgery, particularly hip and knee replacement surgery.

Nov 11, 2002
Study: 1 in 3 Adults Has Arthritis:
Arthritis and other chronic joint problems are far more widespread than estimated just three years ago, affecting one in three U.S. adults, or 69.9 million people in all, the government said in the first comprehensive survey of the disease.

Oct 22, 2002
The History of Joint Replacement:
Hip and knee replacement surgery is somewhat unique among medical innovations—it worked from the beginning. New developments in this technology benefit patients and save millions of dollars every year.

Oct 17, 2002
Infected Knee Grafts Rock Tissue Processor:
In response to an investigation of Cryolife, a major tissue processing company, by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the FDA has issued a recall for all Cryolife allograft tissue except heart valves.

Oct 07, 2002
Knee Injuries Plague Professional Athletes:
A recent spate of knee injuries has sidelined a number of professional athletes, including running backs Dominic Rhodes and Luke Staley, linebacker Warrick Holdman, and soccer forward Josh Wolff.

Aug 22, 2002
Theory on Rheumatoid Arthritis Found:
A study in mice raises the possibility that carbohydrates in human tissue may be a target of the misguided immune system attack that results in rheumatoid arthritis.

Aug 15, 2002
FDA Stops Tainted Tissue Shipments:
A Georgia tissue bank whose products are linked to a death and numerous serious infections is appealing the government's order that it quit distributing cadaver tissue because it can't guarantee the grafts are free of fungus or bacteria.

Jul 24, 2002
Doctor Uses Video in Knee Operation:
A doctor at a U.S. base at the South Pole carried out a delicate knee operation using video and radio links to a surgeon in Boston, officials said Wednesday.

Jul 13, 2002
Family Files Tainted Tissue Suit:
The family of a Minnesota man who died after a knee graft filed suit against the company that provided the tissue, claiming it came from an infected cadaver.

Jul 11, 2002
Elderly Knee Surgery Questioned:
In a surprising finding about a popular knee surgery performed on senior citizens, a study has determined that the procedure is potentially harmful and does nothing to improve patients' weak knees.

May 14, 2002
Study: Tea May Strengthen Bones:
Longtime tea-drinking may strengthen bones, researchers in Taiwan have found.

May 06, 2002
Arthritis Drugs May Have Dangerous Side Effects:
There's growing suspicion that switching from aspirin to a more stomach-friendly arthritis drug could increase some people's risk of heart attacks - and a study suggests the reason: a drug-caused chemical imbalance that spurs blood clots.

May 01, 2002
Long-term Outcomes of Carticel® Studies Presented:
Orthopaedic surgeons present very encouraging results on three studies at AAOS convention.

Mar 18, 2002
Weak In the Knees: Baby Boomers Need Lifestyle Changes, Not Surgery:
Currently, 23 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis.

Mar 01, 2002
Jordan Has Successful Knee Surgery:
Michael Jordan had surgery for the first time in his career Wednesday morning but will probably be able to play again this season.

Feb 19, 2002
Light at the End of the Tunnel: ACL Recovery Not As Treacherous As Before:
Ann Strother wasone of the nation's top high school women’s basketball players, until she went down with an ACL injury.

Feb 03, 2002
Employ+Ability – Focused on the Ability, Not the Disability:
Employ+Ability is anything but your average company. Its workers set it apart. As the name applies, the company employs ability. Ninety-percent of the production workforce is comprised of employees with physical or mental disabilities.

Dec 07, 2001
Donor Tissue Blamed in Knee Surgery Death:
Officials belive the cadaver grafted into the patient's knee was infected by a strain of the Clostridium sordellii bacterium.

Dec 04, 2001
Jordan to Sit for at Least One Game:
The Washington Wizard star has fluid drained from his right knee for the second time this season.

Nov 28, 2001
Knee Surgeries Resume in Minnesota:
Elective knee operations have resumed in Minnesota, a week after being halted because of the mysterious deaths of three patients.

Nov 21, 2001
Bacterium May Have Caused Deaths:
Naturally-occurring baterium may have caused post-knee surgery deaths

Nov 20, 2001
Minnesota Knee Surgery Deaths Probed:
State health officials are investigating the sudden deaths of three men after elective knee surgery.

Nov 15, 2001
New Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Gets FDA Approval

Nov 08, 2001
Bills' rookie out with injury:
Surgery expected by next week

Oct 30, 2001
Johnson Bruises Knee:
Says he will play in Bucs' next game

Oct 10, 2001
McDyess to Undergo Surgery:
Nuggets will miss their star forward

Oct 04, 2001
Anderson Vows to Return Next Season:
Running back faces second knee surgery in three years

Sep 24, 2001
Ismail Leaves Cowboys-Chargers Game:
May have torn ligaments again

Sep 18, 2001
Bowens Sidelined by Surgery:
Will sit out game against Oakland

Sep 07, 2001
Avoid Yoga Injury:
Protect your joints

Sep 05, 2001
Rangers Catcher May Be Out for Season:
Rodriguez felled by left knee tendonitis

Aug 21, 2001
Serious Injury for Boselli?:
Jaguars tackle re-injures knee

Aug 16, 2001
Allen Out for Season:
Twins’ outfielder tore ACL

Aug 09, 2001
Lewis Out for Season with ACL Tear:
Ravens lose impressive second-year running back

Aug 07, 2001
Bronco Downplays Knee Injury:
Davis not concerned yet

Aug 03, 2001
Jets’ Wide Receiver Sidelined:
Moss will be out for a month

Aug 03, 2001
Women and ACL Injury:
Study links menstrual period to increased risk for knee injury

Jul 31, 2001
Everett Recovers from Knee Injury:
Red Sox welcome back outfielder

Jul 27, 2001
Cowboys’ Adams Injured in Training:
Left tackle out for three to four weeks

Jul 20, 2001
NASCAR Driver Injured:
Skinner aggravated old ACL injury

Jul 17, 2001
Skiing and Knee Fractures:
Injuries may be more common than previously thought

Jul 10, 2001
Al Roker Returns to "Today":
His June knee surgery was a success

Jul 03, 2001
ACL Surgery for College Basketballer:
Parker in good spirits

Jun 28, 2001
Gwynn to Retire from Baseball:
Last few seasons plagued by injury

Jun 22, 2001
A Good Sport:
After two ACL surgeries, this player is back in the game

Jun 19, 2001
Davenport Seeded Third at Wimbledon:
Will play despite knee injury

Jun 12, 2001
Mariners’ CF Suffers Ligament Sprain:
Cameron’s injury not serious

Jun 11, 2001
High-Tech Surgery:
Orthopedic surgical suites get an upgrade

Jun 08, 2001
From Age Old Practice, Comes Modern Pain Relief :
Acupuncture May Ease Osteoarthritis Pain

Jun 07, 2001
US Soccer Team Loses Player to Injury:
Mathis out with ACL tear

Jun 05, 2001
Allen Bumped Out of Game:
Bucks out of contention for NBA title

May 31, 2001
Mark McGwire Returns Triumphant:
All-Star Recovers From Knee Injury

May 29, 2001
A Long Road To Recovery :
30 Years after a debilitating knee injury, Dr. Rumble is on his way to recovery.

May 21, 2001
Avalanche Lose Defenseman to Knee Injury:
Klemm’s return to playoffs uncertain

May 16, 2001
Bengals’ Nick Williams Slated For Surgery :
Fullback Needs ACL Repair

May 14, 2001
Catcher Injures Knee:
The Phillies’ Lieberthal is on disabled list

May 11, 2001
John Valentin’s Comeback :
Red Sox Infielder Returns One Year After Knee Injury

Apr 25, 2001
Sheryl Swoopes Out for the Season:
ACL Tear Sidelines MVP

Apr 23, 2001
Hardaway Still Out of the Game:
Knee is not strong enough for playoff games

Apr 23, 2001
Back in the Game:
New knee procedure puts teen’s baseball game back on track

Apr 19, 2001
New Device May Fix Meniscus Better :
FasT-Fix Aims to Be Third-Generation Repair

Apr 11, 2001
New Hope for Fibromyalgia Sufferers :
Uncommon Cures May Help, Research Says

Apr 03, 2001
Smooth Sailing Ahead:
Christine Jurczak is back in action.

Mar 29, 2001
Flyers' Primeau Succumbs to Aching Knee:
Ligament Tear Sidelines Center

Mar 27, 2001
Canizaro Suffers ACL Tear:
First Full Season Ends Before It Begins

Mar 19, 2001
Mets Catcher Piazza Back in the Game:
Reports No Pain After Running Drills

Mar 19, 2001
Study: Avascular Meniscus Can Be Repaired:
Technique May Protect Young Athletes against Arthritis

Mar 16, 2001
Kansas Forward Out of NCAA Championships:
Sprained MCL Will Sideline Freshman

Mar 07, 2001
Selanne Undergoes Surgery :
Newly Traded Sharks Player Expected Out Two Weeks

Mar 04, 2001
Rangers Defenseman Kloucek Tears ACL, MCL:
Will Miss Balance of Season

Feb 26, 2001
New Knee Replacement To Be Launched:
May Give Hope to Young TKR Candidates

Feb 21, 2001
Meniscal Surgery a Success:
Orlando forward Pat Garrity's meniscus repaired

Feb 14, 2001
Blues Forward Nash Out with ACL Injury :
Will Miss 4 to 6 Weeks

Feb 08, 2001
Pedaling Towards a Full Recovery :
Gretchen Moore looks forward to feeling better

Feb 07, 2001
Smoking Hinders Healing:
Cigarettes can cause wounded knees to heal slowly

Feb 02, 2001
Woods Plays Through Injured Knee:
Wounded By Overzealous Fan

Jan 26, 2001
Knee Problems Force Sumo to Retire:
First Foreign Champion Calls It Quits

Jan 23, 2001
Broken Legs Fixed with a Shot?:
New Material May Change the Way Breaks are Treated

Jan 11, 2001
Pitcher Undergoes Arthroscopy:
Loose Cartilage Removed from Finley's Knee

Jan 04, 2001
System May Better Detect Acute DVT:
Rare Condition Threatens TKR Recipients

Dec 28, 2000
Despite Knees, Faulk, Johnson Win Acclaim:
Top Awards Go to Ex-Injured Players

Dec 21, 2000
Carried out of Action:
A Lacrosse Player Tells of Her ACL Tear and Slow Recovery

Dec 20, 2000
Canadiens Left Wing Out Two Months:
Martin Rucinsky has Strained Knee

Dec 20, 2000
Method May Change Pain Management:
Continuous regional aneesthesia may quicken recoveries

Dec 15, 2000
Giants guard Parker Undergoes Surgery:
May miss two games

Dec 14, 2000
Tim Duncan Cleared to Play :
Injury Deemed a Hyperextension

Dec 12, 2000
Thomas Out With Knee Surgery:
Maple Leaf Right Wing Sidelined Minimum Six Weeks

Dec 06, 2000
Care Best at Top Hospitals, Study Says:
Report: Complications 30 percent lower at elite hospitals

Dec 04, 2000
Cordell Stewart Rebounds from Knee Injury:
The Steelers' Quarterback returns to usher in 21-20 win

Nov 29, 2000
Trailblazer Center Re-Injures Knee:
Sabonis Goes Down 8 Games after Reactivation

Nov 28, 2000
Toronto's Carter Will Miss Two Games:
An injured tendon in his left knee will sideline the NBA's scoring leader

Nov 28, 2000
Tai Chi May Benefit Arthritis Sufferers:
Fluid System of Movements May Alleviate Symptoms

Nov 26, 2000
Bears De-Activate Kreutz, Holdman:
Knee Troubles Plague Both

Nov 23, 2000
Keith Jones Announces Retirement:
Knee Woes Force Flyers Right Wing Out

Nov 21, 2000
Allstott Will Miss Rest of Season:
Medial Collateral Ligament Sprain Sidelines Fullback

Nov 20, 2000
Mike Alstott Sprains Knee:
The Bucs Fullback Goes Down in Loss to Bears

Nov 15, 2000
Skier Street Undergoes Cartilage Repair:
World Cup debut put off at least two weeks

Nov 14, 2000
New Artificial Knee Material Gets FDA Approval Sulzer expects the part to last longer other implants.

Nov 13, 2000
Knee Sprain May Force Thomas to Retire:
After 13 years in the NFL, the running back may call it quits

Nov 08, 2000
Jaguars Linebacker Nickerson Undergoes Arthroscopy:
Chances for starting Sunday look dismal

Nov 07, 2000
Creaky Knees Won't Get Lieberman Down:
The Vice Presidential candidate says his chondromalacia patellae is manageable.

Nov 07, 2000
Study Seeks to Prove Estrogen, Injury Link:
It has long been suspected that estrogen contributes to the higher rate of knee injury among females. A Vermont scientist is seeking to prove it.

Nov 05, 2000
Penguins Goalie Undergoes Surgery:
Jean-Sebastien Aubin will miss two to four weeks

Nov 03, 2000
Despite Injuries, Faulk Decides to Play:
An MRI confirms the back's knee joint is torn and bruised.

Nov 01, 2000
The Gold Standard:
Olympian Jaycie Phelps on how a Transplant Allowed Her One Last Competition

Oct 31, 2000
Faulk Undergoes MRI:
The Rams' running back has played with a bruised knee all season.

Oct 25, 2000
Chelios Rebounds Quickly from Knee Surgery:
Red Wings defenseman Chris Chelios says he's ready to play in Saturday's game after surgery October 20th.

Oct 25, 2000
Reconstructed and Resilient:
Downhill Olympic Athlete Heidi Preuss Keeps Going and Going. She is a veteran when it comes to knee injuries.

Oct 24, 2000
ACL Injury Sidelines Claxton:
Philadelphia 76ers' Craig "Speedy" Claxton will miss the season with a left ACL tear

Oct 23, 2000
Finding the Root of Stem Cells: An Experimental Procedure May One Day Save Your Knees:
A doctor may soon be able to fix your knees—or any damaged tissue—with cells that can become anything.

Oct 20, 2000
Malone Plays, Despite Injury:
Karl Malone plays through a strained knee in a Michigan exhibition game

Oct 19, 2000
MRI Clears Seahawks Q.B. To Play:
Brock Huard's right knee gets cleared, declared bruised, but not broken.

Oct 17, 2000
Red Wings' Yzerman Out Indefinitely:
Steve Yzerman is out of the Red Wings' lineup indefinitely after undergoing knee surgery.

Oct 15, 2000
A Long Road to Healing:
Whenever Allisen Wuerfl's patients complain about their aching knees, she can say, quite literally,

Oct 13, 2000
Panthers Kickers Swap Knee Stories:
Injured kicker John Kasay finds his replacement has some scars of his own.

Oct 11, 2000
Cure in a Bottle: Key to Healthier Knees May Be Found in Supplements

Oct 10, 2000
Exercise Fights Osteoarthritis:
Don't let your creaky bones keep you inside—Instead, take a walk to loosen them up.

Oct 09, 2000
A Different Handicap:
Newell Johnson traded his pain for one new knee and nine holes

Oct 03, 2000
Titans Lose Third Receiver to Knee Injuries:
Carl Pickens sidelined with a strained left hamstring, signalling a rash of knee injuries to the AFC-Champion Titans.

Sep 27, 2000
Keep It Moving: Continuous Passive Motion Machine Helps Patients With Knee Injuries Get Back on Their Feet

Sep 24, 2000
Senior Golfer Beats Knee Ailments, Wins Match:
Bob Murphy's win of a senior tournament may show he's beaten his knee woes.

Sep 20, 2000
Carbon Fiber Implants: The Next Generation?:
Scientists are looking into using the material found in the most cutting-edge sports equipment--in your knees.

Sep 16, 2000
UCLA Lineman To Have Articular Cartilage Surgery:
Six-foot-six, 280-pound Kenyon Coleman undergoes surgery for a cartilage tear in his left knee

Sep 13, 2000
Knee Disaster Survivor Leads U.S. Procession:
Three and a half years after an accident that so easily could have killed him, Cliff Meidl walked again. Now, he has carried the flag for the United States' Olympic procession.

Sep 13, 2000
Knee Ailments Plague NFL, Especially Broncos:
Sunday's gridiron action sidelines five--including Denver's fifth in 14 months.

Sep 13, 2000
Tissue Engineering: New Hope for Old Knees?

Sep 11, 2000
McGuire Still Reeling from Tendonitis:
In his first run of the bases in over two months, Big Mac finds he's still sore.

Sep 07, 2000
World Shot Put Champion Undergoes Knee Surgery:
Shot put champion C.J. Hunter undergoes surgery for a torn meniscus and may miss the Olympic Games.

Sep 06, 2000
Injury Raises Arthritis Risk for Knees:
A blow to the knee may greatly raise your risk of arthritis later in life, a Johns Hopkins study finds.

Sep 05, 2000
ACL Injury Sidelines Cowboys' Wide Receiver:
Joey Galloway was the great hope of the Dallas Cowboys, but the wide receiver suffered a knee injury Sunday that will mean the end of his season-- and the Cowboy's momentum.

Sep 01, 2000
She's Got Game: Teaching Female Athletes How to Jump Safely:
Sportsmetrics Teaches Female Athletes How to Safely Improve their Jump

Aug 18, 2000
Friedman To Start For Broncos:

It has been a dizzying ride for Lennie Friedman over the last 12 months, from a devastating knee injury that had him thinking his brief career was over to moving into a starting role - if only temporarily - on one of the NFL's best offensive lines.

Aug 14, 2000
Magnet Therapy: Scientifically Valid?:
For patients who are willing to pay for magnets—which are not cheap—the possibility of curing chronic pain is almost irresistible.

Aug 11, 2000
Chronic knee injuries force Phelps out of Olympic trials:

By NANCY ARMOUR AP Sports Writer -- Jaycie Phelps has the skill and the desire to try for her second Olympic team. What she doesn't have are the knees.

Aug 03, 2000
Astros' Bad Luck Worsens on Biggio's Torn Up Knee:

MIAMI (AP) -- As Craig Biggio sat on a trainer's table receiving treatment, replays of the double play that ended his season played

Jun 22, 2000
Williams' health could affect draft pick:

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP)-- The New Jersey Nets are going to need a couple of days to decide what to do with the No. 1 pick in next week's NBA Draft, and it probably will take even longer to find a new coach, new president Rod Thorn said Wednesday.

Jun 14, 2000
Things looking up for Lions' QBs:

DETROIT (AP)--Two Lions quarterbacks are recovering nicely -- Charlie Batch from arthroscopic knee surgery, Stoney Case from a disappointing season with the Baltimore Ravens.

Jun 09, 2000
Batch may be ready for opening day:

DETROIT(AP) -- With quarterback Charlie Batch to undergo surgery to repair a fractured bone in his knee, the Detroit Lions have begun scouting for a backup.

Jun 08, 2000
Agent: Nets' Williams may never recover from injury:

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Nets center Jayson Williams might never play in the NBA again, according to his agent.

Jun 02, 2000
Red Sox at Odds With Valentin's Physician:

BOSTON(AP) -- Boston Red Sox third baseman John Valentin underwent surgery on his left knee Thursday by a doctor who the club said it did not authorize.

Jun 01, 2000
Valentin Injures Knee, Out for Remainder of Season:

BOSTON(AP) -- Boston Red Sox third baseman John Valentin is out for the season, but he should be able to return next year from surgery to reattach his patellar tendon to his left kneecap.

May 25, 2000
Spurs' Duncan Has Knee Surgery:

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs had surgery Wednesday on his left knee, which had sidelined him as the defending NBA championships were eliminated in the first round of this year's playoffs.

May 23, 2000
Collagen Meniscus Implant: The Future of Meniscal Injury Repair:
The future of treatment for meniscal injuries lies in natural regeneration of the damaged meniscal cartilage. A pioneer of this potentially revolutionary technology is Regen Biologics, Inc. with its lead product, the Collagen Meniscus Implant (CMI).

May 17, 2000
Nets Forward Burrell Has Surgery:

East Rutheford, NJ (AP)--More surgery for Burrell

May 11, 2000
Living With Arthritis:
May is National Arthritis Month

May 11, 2000
Vioxx: An Alternative for Those with Osteoarthritis

May 08, 2000
Hardaway, Ewing Overcome Injuries:

Miami (AP) Despite injuries both Tim Hardaway and Patrick Ewing played a healthy game.

May 05, 2000
Unicompartmental Knee Replacement: A New Approach:
An innovative and minimally invasive approach to knee replacement surgery is currently being performed in the United States at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago and at its affiliate, Oak Park Hospital.

May 03, 2000
Bourque to miss Game 4 against Red Wings:

DETROIT (AP) -- Bourque will sit out with what is being described as a knee sprain.

Apr 24, 2000
Spurs uncertain when Duncan will play :

SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Spurs will have to find another way to beat the Phoenix Suns. Tim Duncan won't be the immediate answer. With Duncan sidelined...

Apr 20, 2000
Celebrex Releases Long-Term Data, Claims Safer Arthritis Pain Relief:
A randomized, double-blind, study by Pharmacia Corporation’s Serle unit and Pfizer, Inc., the comarketers of Celebrex, recently released long-term data showing that Celebrex has fewer side effects than NSAIDs painkillers.

Apr 17, 2000
Robotic Surgeons: The Future of Error-Free Surgery:
Doctors performing knee replacement surgery may soon have a new tool at their disposal.

Apr 12, 2000
Carticel: Effectiveness Promising Over Four-Year Period:
Carticel, created by Genzyme Biosurgery, has been shown to be longitudinally effective in treating patients with cartilage damage in the knee.

Apr 12, 2000
Marathon Glory Without Runner's Knee:
The running of marathons in locales such as Boston and New York, often motivates the would be runner in many of us to try and tackle the 26 mile course as a personal challenge.

Apr 10, 2000
Nets' Kittles, Eschmeyer Sidelined:
New Jersey guard Kerry Kittles joined Stephon Marbury on the sidelines Friday, missing the Nets' game with Miami because of swelling in his right knee.

Apr 03, 2000
Rangers' Goalie Undergoing Surgery:
New York Rangers goaltender Mike Richter will undergo surgery Wednesday to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, ending his season with four games to go

Mar 25, 2000
Suns' Gugliotta Has Knee Surgery:
Phoenix Suns forward Tom Gugliotta underwent reconstructive knee surgery Friday and team doctor Richard Emerson said the operation was a success

Mar 19, 2000
Camby Returns to Knicks Lineup:
Marcus Camby shrugged off the team doctor's advice and returned to the lineup for the New York Knicks on Tuesday night, a little more than five weeks after straining a knee ligament

Mar 10, 2000
Williams Ready To Return to Nets:
Eleven months after breaking his right leg and seriously injuring his knee, New Jersey Nets center Jayson Williams got medical clearance today to resume full-contact practices with the team

Mar 01, 2000
Injured Graf Cancels Farewell Tour:
Steffi Graf has been forced to cancel her farewell tour in Germany because of a knee injury...

Mar 01, 2000
Long-term Pain Relief From Osteoarthritis:
Although there is still no permanent cure, osteoarthritis patients can now hope for long-term relief of pain symptoms

Feb 22, 2000
Celebrex: A New Choice for Arthritis Pain Relief

Feb 22, 2000
Richter Out With Knee Injury:
Mike Richter, the New York Rangers' lone all-star, sat out Tuesday night's game against New Jersey with an injured left knee.

Feb 14, 2000
Camby's Injury Not As Bad As Feared:
Marcus Camby's knee injury is not as bad as the New York Knicks had feared, meaning he is certain to return to the lineup this season

Feb 11, 2000
Dolphins' Sam Madison Has Surgery:
Miami Dolphins cornerback Sam Madison, a starter in Sunday's Pro Bowl, underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee today

Feb 08, 2000
Hormone May Cause Knee Injuries:
Female athletes face a far higher risk than do men of ripping their knee tendons, and a study indicates female hormones may be a reason why

Jan 28, 2000
Felix Potvin Out With Knee Sprain:
Goalie Felix Potvin of the Vancouver Canucks will be sidelined indefinitely with a sprained ligament in his left knee

Jan 26, 2000
Giants' First Baseman Has Surgery:
San Francisco Giants first baseman J.T. Snow has undergone minor surgery on his left knee

Jan 24, 2000
Elliott Maddox Accused of Stealing:
Former major league outfielder Elliott Maddox faces grand theft charges for exaggerating a knee injury to collect workers compensation

Jan 24, 2000
Intrafix™ Technologies to Enhance Arthroscopic Surgery

Jan 21, 2000
Rams' Wilkins Says He'll Play:
The Rams' kicker ignored the tendinitis in his left knee and pronounced himself fine for Sunday's NFC championship game

Jan 18, 2000
Panthers' Worrell Injures Knee:
Florida Panthers forward Peter Worrell might be sidelined again after suffering his third knee injury of the season

Jan 17, 2000
Applewhite Knee Surgery Successful:
Texas quarterback Major Applewhite, the Big 12 offensive player of the year in 1999, underwent successful surgery Friday to repair a torn knee ligament

Jan 14, 2000
Unclear Whether Brunell Will Start:
It is still unclear whether Mark Brunell of the Jacksonville Jaguars, recovering from a knee sprain he suffered in December, will start agaist the Dolphins

Jan 13, 2000
Titans Wycheck Sprains Ligament:
Tennessee Titans tight end Frank Wycheck, who set up Kevin Dyson's 75-yard return with a cross-field lateral, sprained a ligament in his left knee

Jan 13, 2000
Jags QB Brunell Returns to Practice:
Quarterback Mark Brunell of the Jacksonville Jaguars returned to practice in limited fashion Tuesday after recovering from a sprained MCL

Jan 12, 2000
Alabama Tackle Has Knee Surgery :
Alabama tackle Chris Samuels' arthroscopic knee surgery was a success, and he is expected to recover fully, head athletic trainer Rodney Brown said

Jan 11, 2000
Colts' Bennett Hopes To Return:
Reports that linebacker Cornelius Bennett, the leading tackler for the Indianapolis Colts this season, will miss the playoffs with a knee injury might have been premature

Jan 10, 2000
Seahawks' Watters Still Hurting:
The star Seattle Seahawks's running back is forced to miss workouts because he's still bothered by a sprained right knee

Jan 09, 2000
Anika Therapeutics Completes Enrollment in Clinical Study

Jan 07, 2000
Colts To Go Without Bennett:
The Indianapolis Colts might have lost linebacker Cornelius Bennett for the playoffs with a torn ligament in his left knee

Jan 06, 2000
Jags Place Boselli on IR:
Tackle Tony Boselli's season officially ended Tuesday when the Jacksonville Jaguars placed him on injured reserve, after he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee Sunday.

Jan 05, 2000
Vikings McDaniel's Injury Minor:
Ed McDaniel, the Minnesota Vikings' leading tackler, is optimistic about facing Emmitt Smith and the Dallas Cowboys in the playoffs despite a sprained right knee

Jan 04, 2000
Hurt Jag Boselli Will Miss Playoffs:
The cornerstone of the Jacksonville Jaguars franchise was diagnosed with a torn ligament in his right knee Monday, which will cause him to miss the playoffs

Jan 03, 2000
Jaguars' Boselli Out With Injury:
The Jacksonville Jaguars may have to prepare for the playoffs without their best player, Tony Boselli, who has injured his right knee on Sunday

Dec 31, 1999
Dolphins' Drayton Out for Jets Game:
Miami Dolphins tight end Troy Drayton underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee that caused him to miss a game against the Jets

Dec 30, 1999
Miami's Hardaway Out With Jammed Knee:
Miami Heat point guard Tim Hardaway, sidelined the last 13 games with a jammed right knee, said he will not be able to practice for at least the next five days

Dec 29, 1999
Suns' Marion Has Surgery:
Phoenix Suns rookie Shawn Marion underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Thursday

Dec 28, 1999
Terrell Davis Hopes for April Return:
Encouraged by his rehabilitation from ligament injury, Denver Broncos running back Terrell Davis said he hopes to return to practice by April

Dec 27, 1999
Flames' Fuhr Has Knee Surgery:
Grant Fuhr underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee last Tuesday and will be sidelined at least three weeks, the Calgary Flames confirmed

Dec 24, 1999
Ex-Bear Wins $3.85M in Lawsuit:
Former Chicago Bears cornerback Anthony Blaylock has been awarded $3.85 million in a lawsuit stemming from knee surgery he contends led to the end of his career

Dec 23, 1999
Mark Messier Returns to Canucks:
Vancouver captain Mark Messier returned to the Canucks' lineup Thursday night after missing 15 games because of a knee injury

Dec 22, 1999
Alabama's Samuels May Miss Bowl:
Alabama could be without Outland Trophy winner Chris Samuels in the Orange Bowl because of recurring soreness in the left tackle's knee

Dec 21, 1999
Nets' Muresan To Be Out Eight Weeks with Knee Injury:
New Jersey Nets center Gheorghe Muresan underwent surgery to repair a tear in the cartilage of his left knee and will be out at least eight weeks

Dec 20, 1999
Teen Skier Kostelic Tears Ligament:
Janica Kostelic, the 17-year-old Croatian skiing sensation, was sidelined for the rest of the season after she tore a ligament in her right knee during a training run yesterday

Dec 16, 1999
WNBA Star Lobo Out With Second ACL Injury:
New York Liberty forward Rebecca Lobo has re-injured the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her left knee during a rehabilitation session on Sunday

Dec 15, 1999
Barkley to Have Arthroscopic Knee Surgery:
Charles Barkley is scheduled to have arthroscopic surgery after suffering a career-ending knee injury in a game against the Sixers last week

Dec 13, 1999
Eagles QB Donovan McNabb Injured:
Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Donovan McNabb was knocked out of Sunday's game against Dallas with a sprained left knee

Dec 02, 1999
Johnson To Miss Eagles' Last Games:
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Charles Johnson was placed on the injured list Friday with a knee injury, ending his season.

Nov 23, 1999
Saints Quarterback Injures Knee:
New Orleans quarterback Billy Joe Tolliver tore ligaments in his left knee during Sunday night's game

Nov 22, 1999
Verba to miss two games due to knee injury:
Offensive lineman Ross Verba will miss at least the Green Bay Packers' next two games after suffering cartilage damage to his right knee

Nov 19, 1999
Wisconsin Coach Undergoes Surgery:
Alvares expected to fully recover after a second attempt at knee replacement surgery. The earlier surgery, performed in October, did not yield successful results.

Nov 18, 1999
Berra Has Knee Replacement Surgery:
74-year-old hall-of-famer undergoes knee replacement surgery: "Yogi Berra was even able to make fun of his own knee replacement surgery"

Nov 16, 1999
Doctors Try Again on Alvarez's Knee:
Wisconsin coach to undergo another knee replacement surgery

Nov 15, 1999
Women May Hurt Their Knees More:
Women are suspected to be at a greater risk for knee injuries than men.

Nov 08, 1999
SIS and Ligament Repair.

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