Navigation Links
Injections May Boost Knee Surgery Success
Date:1/28/2010

Patients with torn meniscus plus arthritis recover better when given sodium hyaluronate, study finds

THURSDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) -- For people with arthritis, injections of a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory fluid can improve recovery from arthroscopic knee surgery to repair damaged cartilage, researchers say.

The fluid, sodium hyaluronate, known by the brand names Hyalgan, Euflexxa, Ostenil and Synject, is made from rooster combs. Studies have shown that hyaluronic acid products can reduce arthritis pain and improve functioning for patients who do not respond to standard anti-inflammatory medications.

"They [patients] had better pain relief and better functional mobility when we combined surgery with the injections," said study leader Dr. Geoffrey Westrich, an associate professor of orthopedic surgery at the Weil Medical College of Cornell University in New York City and co-director of Joint Replacement Research at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

Almost 16 million Americans between 25 and 74 have osteoarthritis, according to background information in the study. And many have torn or debilitated knee cartilage (meniscus), requiring surgery. The meniscus pad functions like a shock absorber between the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone). When it decays, bone friction can cause extreme pain and loss of functioning.

The presence of arthritis in patients with meniscus tears impedes knee surgery outcomes, and the study authors wanted to know if combining injections with surgery would improve results.

Their findings were published recently in the American Journal of Orthopedics.

In the study, 46 patients over the age of 40 were divided into two groups. One group received three injections of Hyalgan, one immediately following surgery, the others two and three weeks after the procedure. The other group had surgery but no injections. Factors that could affect the outcome,
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. For Achilles Overuse, Plasma Injections Look No Better Than Placebo
2. Physicians Coalition for Injectable Safety Warns Buttock-Boosting Injections Risky and Deadly
3. Injections Arent Solution for Retained Placenta: Study
4. Painless, Bruise-free Dermal Filler Injections
5. Patch Shots May Someday Replace Injections
6. Injections May Benefit Oxygen-Deprived Newborns
7. Dr. John L. LeRoy First Atlanta Plastic Surgeon to Perform Newly Approved Dysport Wrinkle Remover Injections for Facial Rejuvenation
8. New Survey Reveals High Expectations for Popular Aesthetic Injections
9. Botox injections can significantly improve quality of life for people with overactive bladders
10. Testosterone Injections Offer Hope for Male Contraceptive
11. Testosterone Undecanoate Achieves and Maintains Normal Testosterone Levels in Hypogonadal Men With Five Injections Per Year, New Data Show
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/1/2015)... 2015 Atagi Plastic Surgery and Skin ... an Ultherapy® Ultra Treatment Provider by Ulthera, ... Aesthetics is one of only six practices in Colorado ... provider. , Atagi Plastic Surgery and Skin Aesthetics’ ... has led the practice to earn the distinction of ...
(Date:6/1/2015)... The Muscular Dystrophy Association is offering an ... the sold out 2015 Bank of America Chicago ... by signing up through the organization's nationwide endurance ... , This national endurance program includes world-class training ... a supportive community of teammates, volunteers, coaches and ...
(Date:6/1/2015)... Note: Dr. Julian is available for interviews ... , A phase III trial funded by the National ... carcinoma in situ (DCIS) now have an additional tool ... (NSABP B-35/NRG Oncology) looked at more than 3,000 DCIS ... with tamoxifen to those who completed five years of ...
(Date:6/1/2015)... (PRWEB) June 01, 2015 Northridge ... are now offering patients a promotion on Invisalign for ... of Invisalign treatment is reduced to $3,700. Patients can ... the complimentary consultation and discuss the extent of correction ... it cannot be combined with any other offer. ...
(Date:6/1/2015)... InstantLabs will co-develop and commercialize a ... a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the ... with U.S. Farm Bill legislation, only members of the ... the United States. , InstantLabs’ DNA-based technology will ... need rather than requiring samples be sent to centralized ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Atagi Plastic Surgery and Skin Aesthetics Named Ultherapy® Ultra Treatment Provider 2Health News:Sold Out 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon and Marine Corps Marathon Entries Still Available through MDA Team Momentum 2Health News:Today at ASCO: Anastrazole Offers Higher Breast Cancer-Free Survival Rates than Tamoxifen Following DCIS, Phase III Study Shows 2Health News:Today at ASCO: Anastrazole Offers Higher Breast Cancer-Free Survival Rates than Tamoxifen Following DCIS, Phase III Study Shows 3Health News:Northridge Dentists, Drs. Michel Elyson and Ramin Assili, are Now Offering a Limited Time Promotion on Invisalign 2Health News:InstantLabs Partners with FDA to Commercialize Catfish Species Identification Test 2Health News:InstantLabs Partners with FDA to Commercialize Catfish Species Identification Test 3Health News:InstantLabs Partners with FDA to Commercialize Catfish Species Identification Test 4
... 2011 Egocentric, self-centred, and insensitive to the needs ... with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) and have been ... the capacity to recognise and understand the emotions of ... more common, and resulting empathy deficits can have negative ...
... Maryland, June 28, 2011 Nurses on a surgical ... center cut bloodstream infections to zero and saved more ... of Maryland Medical Center SICU sustained a rate of ... period, eliminating 14 CLABSIs and saving 2-3 lives when ...
... from Wayne State University, and her mentor, Lisa J. Rapport, ... Liberal Arts and Sciences, found that if traumatic brain injury ... help them rehabilitate. The study was recently published in ... disruption of normal brain function after a head injury and ...
... Americans and the rest of the nation have been ... blacks who identify as members of the Seventh-day Adventist ... the average American. Researchers point to certain lifestyle behaviors ... was conducted at Loma Linda University as part of ...
... today,s society where access to media is ever present, many ... children and how media consumption can potentially affect them. Two ... and Dr. Michelle M. Garrison, PhD of Seattle Children,s Research ... media usage can lead to depression in college students and ...
... battle to lose inches or at least stay the same, ... 25 and 27 at the American Diabetes Association,s Scientific Sessions ... Epidemiologists from the School of Medicine at The ... showing that diet soft drink consumption is associated with increased ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Lack of empathy following traumatic brain injury linked to reduced responsiveness to anger 2Health News:Intensive, hands-on effort reduces bloodstream infections in critically ill patients 2Health News:Religion benefits traumatic brain injury victims, Wayne State University research finds 2Health News:Black members of Adventist church defy health disparities, study shows 2Health News:Studies examine impact of media use among youth, recommend preventative measures 2Health News:Studies examine impact of media use among youth, recommend preventative measures 3Health News:Related studies point to the illusion of the artificial 2Health News:Related studies point to the illusion of the artificial 3
(Date:6/1/2015)... About Pressure Relief Devices ... and improve the quality life of patients who suffer ... a significant role in inhibiting the growth and treatment ... turn or rotate an immobile patient by providing all ... and specialty beds. These devices have the ability to ...
(Date:6/1/2015)... MECHANICSBURG, Pa. , June 1, 2015 ... announced that MJ Acquisition Corporation, a joint venture that ... Stowe XII, L.P., has completed its previously announced acquisition ... in the new joint venture. About ... leading operator of specialty hospitals and outpatient rehabilitation clinics ...
(Date:6/1/2015)... MENLO PARK, Calif. , June ... (OTCQX: DMPI) ("DelMar" and the "Company"), a ... cancer therapies in new orphan drug indications, today ... clinical trial of  VAL-083  (dianhydrogalactitol) in patients with ... deadly form of human brain cancer. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Pressure Relief Devices Market 2015-2019 2Global Pressure Relief Devices Market 2015-2019 3Select Medical Holdings Corporation Announces Completion of Acquisition of Concentra Inc. through Joint Venture with Welsh Carson 2Select Medical Holdings Corporation Announces Completion of Acquisition of Concentra Inc. through Joint Venture with Welsh Carson 3DelMar Pharmaceuticals Presents Updated Phase I/II Clinical Data on VAL-083 in Refractory Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) at ASCO 2DelMar Pharmaceuticals Presents Updated Phase I/II Clinical Data on VAL-083 in Refractory Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) at ASCO 3DelMar Pharmaceuticals Presents Updated Phase I/II Clinical Data on VAL-083 in Refractory Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) at ASCO 4DelMar Pharmaceuticals Presents Updated Phase I/II Clinical Data on VAL-083 in Refractory Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) at ASCO 5DelMar Pharmaceuticals Presents Updated Phase I/II Clinical Data on VAL-083 in Refractory Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) at ASCO 6DelMar Pharmaceuticals Presents Updated Phase I/II Clinical Data on VAL-083 in Refractory Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) at ASCO 7DelMar Pharmaceuticals Presents Updated Phase I/II Clinical Data on VAL-083 in Refractory Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) at ASCO 8