Navigation Links
Listen-up ladies: Don't postpone knee-replacement surgery
Date:1/9/2008

Is getting new knees on your list of New Year's resolutions?

Research at the University of Delaware indicates that women wait longer to pursue knee-replacement surgery than men do.

By postponing surgery until they can no longer stand the pain, these women may also risk putting their mobility, and quality of life, on hold indefinitely, according to Lynn Snyder-Mackler, Distinguished Alumni Professor in UD's Department of Physical Therapy and a certified sports physical therapist and athletic trainer.

Doctors typically tell patients to wait to have knee replacements until they just can't stand the pain any longer, Snyder-Mackler said. Our research shows that's bad advice--and worse for women than it is for men--because your level of function going into surgery generally dictates your level of function after surgery, she noted.

Snyder-Mackler led the research team for the study, which was funded by a $1,125,000 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. Her collaborators included Stephanie Petterson, who earned her doctorate in physical therapy and was a postdoctoral researcher at UD and is now a senior lecturer at the University of East London, and Drs. Leo Raisis and Alex Bodenstab, orthopedic surgeons at First State Orthopaedics in Newark, Del.Stephanie Petterson.

At UD's Physical Therapy Clinic in McKinly Laboratory, 229 candidates for total knee replacements, including 95 men and 126 women with osteoarthritis, were evaluated and compared to 44 healthy men and women who matched them in gender, age and body-mass index. Each subject took part in a series of standard physical tests such as stair climbing and the distance covered in a six-minute walk.

The strength of the participants' quadriceps--the major thigh muscle that extends and straightens the knee--and range of motion of the knee also were assessed at the UD clinic, which handles more than 300 visits by patients each week.


'/>"/>
Contact: Tracey Bryant
tbryant@udel.edu
302-831-8185
University of Delaware
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Minimally invasive heart surgery research wins NIH award
2. Pennsylvania Hospital surgeon receives grant to develop molecular cardiac surgery
3. BMI criteria for obesity surgery should be lowered, UT Southwestern researcher suggests
4. Surgery without stitches
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Listen-up ladies: Don't postpone knee-replacement surgery
(Date:8/18/2015)... 17, 2015 Research and Markets ( ... "Global Biometric Authentication & Identification Market: Focus ... Forecast, 2015-2020" report to their offering. ... systems market is expected to grow at an ... and generate over $25 billion (approximately) by 2020 ...
(Date:8/12/2015)... , Aug. 12, 2015  Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: ... interface solutions, today announced that four of its ... solution, have officially been named FIDO Certified™ by ... of the certification, Synaptics, Natural ID™ fingerprint solutions ... Authentication Framework (UAF) standard and are interoperable among ...
(Date:8/6/2015)... BOSTON and TELTOW, Germany ... the 2015 Siggraph Conference, SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) ... augmented reality , based on Epson,s Moverio ... eye tracking platform. With this new solution, unprecedented quality ... multi-modal, hands-free interaction with context-sensitive displays. For the first ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global Biometric Authentication & Identification Market 2015: Focus On Modality, Motility & Application - Estimation & Forecasts to 2020 for the $25 Billion Industry 2Synaptics Announces FIDO Certification of Natural ID Fingerprint Solutions 2Synaptics Announces FIDO Certification of Natural ID Fingerprint Solutions 3SMI Shows First Eye Tracking Upgrade for Augmented Reality Glasses 2SMI Shows First Eye Tracking Upgrade for Augmented Reality Glasses 3
... Tampa, Fla. (Dec, 19 2011) A ... into rats modeled with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), ... lethal, neuromuscular disease, have tested four different immunosuppressive ... therapeutic effects. Their study demonstrated that a combined, ...
... Tampa, Fla. (Dec, 19 2011) Bone marrow-derived stem ... because they can contribute to different cell populations in a ... BMDC studies have been aimed at repairing damaged brain tissue ... focused on BMDC transplants to the cerebellum at the back ...
... disease drug discovery, MMV and SCYNEXIS, Inc. have assembled a ... antimalarial activity and will provide it to researchers at no ... confirmed activity against the blood-stage of P. falciparum ... were selected by experienced medicinal chemists from an extensive screening ...
Cached Biology News:Grafting of human spinal stem cells into ALS rats best with immunosuppressant combination 2Bone marrow-derived cells differentiate in the brain through mechanisms of plasticity 2MMV and SCYNEXIS offer 400 active compounds for neglected disease drug research at no cost 2
(Date:8/31/2015)... /PRNewswire/ - Portage Biotech Inc. ("Portage" or "the Company") ... to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Portage Pharmaceuticals ... to an Investigational New Drug (IND) application for the ... recently completed a study in a rat model of ... significant efficacy and a more rapid onset of action ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... , Aug. 31, 2015  US-Australian drug discovery ... ) today confirmed its comprehensive scientific review has ... platforms in areas of unmet patient need. Novogen ... remaining preclinical projects prior to entering into Phase ... Acting Chief Executive Officer, Iain ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. , Aug. 31, 2015 ... on the discovery and development of novel cancer immunotherapies, ... , M.D., Ph.D., as Chief Executive Officer and ... Drs. Wong and Ho join an experienced management team ... company: Jordan Fridman , Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer; ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... , Aug. 31, 2015 Trimb Healthcare AB ... to acquire YouMedical Group BV ("YouMedical"), a Dutch OTC ... total annual sales of approximately EUR 16 million, with ... "Our ambition is to build a leading ... step toward that goal. YouMedical gives us a stronger ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Portage's PPL will advance its lead candidate PPL-003 to an IND for dry eye disease and uveitis 2Portage's PPL will advance its lead candidate PPL-003 to an IND for dry eye disease and uveitis 3Novogen Announces The Outcome Of A Comprehensive Science Review 2Novogen Announces The Outcome Of A Comprehensive Science Review 3Novogen Announces The Outcome Of A Comprehensive Science Review 4Novogen Announces The Outcome Of A Comprehensive Science Review 5Novogen Announces The Outcome Of A Comprehensive Science Review 6FLX Bio Announces Senior Management Hires and Initiation of Phase 1 Trial of FLX925 2FLX Bio Announces Senior Management Hires and Initiation of Phase 1 Trial of FLX925 3FLX Bio Announces Senior Management Hires and Initiation of Phase 1 Trial of FLX925 4
... researchers have made a breakthrough in understanding the effect ... pollution. The discovery could lead to more accurate forecasting ... Anderson. , Crozier is an associate professor in ASU,s ... College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Ira ...
... Verenium Corporation,(Nasdaq: VRNM ), a leading developer ... development of high-performance specialty enzymes, announced,today that Gerald ... at,the upcoming Canaccord Adams 28th Annual Global Growth ... a.m. ET on Thursday, August 14,and will take ...
... Monogram,Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: MGRM ) announced today that ... an update on the company,s business,at the Thomas Weisel ... a.m. (Eastern Time) at the Four Seasons Hotel in ... the subsequent archived,recording, log on to http://www.monogrambio.com ...
Cached Biology Technology:Forward step in forecasting global warming 2Forward step in forecasting global warming 3Verenium Corporation to Present at Canaccord Adams 28th Annual Global Growth Conference 2Verenium Corporation to Present at Canaccord Adams 28th Annual Global Growth Conference 3Monogram Biosciences to Present at the Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference 2008 2
Mouse Activin RIB/ALK-4 MAb (Clone 207304)...
... 19 x 29 cm, 1. One ... staining of Coomassie Blue or silver-stain gels ... blots for high sensitivity ECL detection and ... volume, and processing time.Proven design for consistent, ...
Cytidine 5'-Triphosphate, Sodium (CTP), 1 g. Category: Nucleotides & Enzymes & Biochemicals, Nucleotides, Additional Nucleotide Products....
... Reagent Pack, 1. Contains reagents for ... mouse and rabbit primary antibodies. Designed for ... reagents are not included, but the system ... Category: Blotting & Labeling & Detection, ...
Biology Products: