Navigation Links
Meniscal damage and the development of persistent knee pain
Date:11/28/2007

Two fibro-cartilaginous crescents, the menisci serve as cushions against joint cartilage degradation where the knee connects with the shin and thigh bones. Loss of meniscal function is recognized as a strong risk factor for knee osteoarthritis (OA). In the United States, about 6 percent of the over 30 through middle-age population and between 11 and 15 percent of senior citizens, age 65 and up, suffer from knee OA in form of frequent knee pain, aching, or stiffness. The prevalence of this routinely aggravating, often disabling condition is increasing. Associated with the toll of aging and obesity, as well as sports injuries, tears to the menisci are a common finding on magnetic resonance images, especially in the OA knee. However, whether meniscal damage foreshadows the development of knee pain in middle aged or elderly or directly causes it remains unknown.

Toward their goal of improving the early detection of knee OA, researchers with the Multicenter Osteoarthritis (MOST) Study set out to evaluate the effect of meniscal damage on the development of knee pain, aching, or stiffness in middle-aged and older adults. Based on their findings, featured in the December 2007 issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism (http://www.interscience.wiley.com/journal/arthritis), meniscal damage does often not directly provoke knee symptoms. Any association between meniscal damage and frequent knee pain seems to be present because both pain and meniscal damage are related to OA, notes study spokesperson Dr. Martin Englund of Boston University School of Medicine, and not because of a direct link between the two.

Researchers began by focusing on 3,026 individuals between the ages of 50 and 79, who either had signs of knee OA or
'/>"/>

Contact: Amy Molnar
amolnar@wiley.com
Wiley-Blackwell
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Chromatin remodeling complex connected to DNA damage control
2. U of M study: Early treatment can reverse heart damage
3. Alcoholics With Cirrhosis Have More Brain Damage
4. New technique detects specific chromosomal damage, may indicate lung cancer risk
5. Blood-flow detector software show promise in preventing brain damage
6. Cell that triggers symptoms in allergy attacks can also limit damage, Stanford researchers find
7. Test Spots Genetic Damage Done by Smoking
8. Shaking may cause brain damage and serious long-term effects to infants
9. Severe heart attack damage limited by hydrogen sulfide
10. Cell-surface sugar defects may trigger nerve damage in multiple sclerosis patients
11. Fluoride Damages the Thyroid, Report Shows
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/17/2014)... -- Expectant parents should leave prenatal picture-taking to medical ... Use of ultrasound imaging and heartbeat monitors to get ... agency warns. "Although there is a lack ... and heartbeat monitors, prudent use of these devices by ... FDA biomedical engineer, said in an agency news release. ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Dec. 16, ... America, and work commitment is a big reason why, new ... said Dr. Mathias Basner, an assistant professor of sleep and ... of Medicine. A time-use survey of nearly 125,000 Americans, ... main activity exchanged for sleep. Short sleepers -- those who ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... 15, 2014 South Florida’s leading urgent care ... can be a daze of hassle, hustle, and bustle that ... decking halls, to burns when making special meals and heartburn ... can happen at any time. To prevent this season of ... made a list of helpful and healthful holiday tips to ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... News) -- Expert pilots process visual information more efficiently ... better decisions during landings, a new study shows. ... pilots to master, and 36 percent of all airplane ... final approach and landing. Researchers monitored the brain ... pilots while they were at the controls of a ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... 15, 2014 At the leading, long-established ... AutismOne and Focus Autism will welcome ... research on the effects of toxins to children’s health, ... information. , Luminaries such as Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic ... with esteemed, credentialed colleagues of the United States to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:FDA Warns Against Fetal 'Keepsake' Videos 2Health News:Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds 2Health News:Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds 3Health News:MD Now Urgent Care Presents Healthy Holiday Tips 2Health News:MD Now Urgent Care Presents Healthy Holiday Tips 3Health News:Study Shows Why Expert Pilots Are Experts 2Health News:AutismOne and Focus Autism Collaborate on Scientific Conference; International Group of Researchers to Present in Chicago, May 2015 2Health News:AutismOne and Focus Autism Collaborate on Scientific Conference; International Group of Researchers to Present in Chicago, May 2015 3
... expands to 12 locations, LEXINGTON, Mass., May ... the seventh largest medical practice of its kind,nationwide, ... with,the opening of an infertility clinic at the ... Place, Suite 250., Dr. Ania Kowalik, board-certified ...
... better than virtual version , , TUESDAY, May 20 (HealthDay ... repeat colonoscopies to detect precancerous growths are less likely ... , "We are doing more colonoscopies among the low-risk ... Dr. Adeyinka Laiyemo, a cancer prevention research fellow at ...
... colorectal signet ring cell carcinoma is a rare but distinctive ... ring cell carcinomas arise in the stomach, with the rest ... metastasis to the colon and rectum must be excluded before ... can be established. , This research, performed by a team ...
... ALLEGAN, Mich., May 20 Perrigo Company,(Nasdaq: ... Papa, Perrigo,s,Chairman and CEO will present at the ... May 21, at 10:00 a.m. (ET) at the ... the following link, http://www.veracast.com/webcasts/citigroup/healthcare08/25105341.cfm ., Perrigo ...
... seen in pulmonary hypertension , , TUESDAY, May 20 (HealthDay ... as a treatment for pulmonary hypertension, according to a ... study, nine patients took the drug for 16 weeks ... The patients also continued to take their standard medications. ...
... May 19 Patrick Hendry lost,his career, home, wife and ... years in and out of the hospital, trying every medication,available. ... therapy, similar to shock therapy., "That was a confusing, ... lost," said Hendry. "It,s difficult to figure out what to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Reproductive Science Center and Lowell General Hospital Announce Partnership in Infertility Treatment 2Health News:Repeat Colonoscopies Underused in High-Risk Patients 2Health News:Repeat Colonoscopies Underused in High-Risk Patients 3Health News:Sorafenib Shows Promise for Heart-Lung Disease 2Health News:Man who Lost Everything Comes to Detroit to Spread Message of Hope 2
(Date:12/15/2014)... Dec. 15, 2014 As medical device manufacturers ... Labeling) markup language standard, content teams have a greater ... to work with the standard. Starting January 2015, Data ... webinars on the benefits and the critical aspects of ... be facilitated by Howard Shatz , DCL,s SPL ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... and BOSTON , December ... leading GPCR structure-guided drug discovery and development company, is ... in the United States relating ... these patents in the US significantly strengthens the global ... major pharmaceutical markets. The suite of patents ...
(Date:12/13/2014)... Dec. 12, 2014  Radiologists can transmit their ... to their referring physicians, electronic health records (EHR) ... selected technology.  That was the ... Corporation (ADS) at the recent Radiology Society of ... of radiology reports in this manner also helps ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Data Conversion Laboratory Helping Life Sciences Content Producers Understand the Impact and Benefits of Structured Product Labeling 2Data Conversion Laboratory Helping Life Sciences Content Producers Understand the Impact and Benefits of Structured Product Labeling 3Heptares Extends Global Patent Protection for GPCR-Focused Drug Discovery Platform With Grant of Core Patents in the United States 2Advanced Data Systems Presents on Interface-Free EHR Communications at RSNA's 2014 Conference: Streamlining Communication of Reports and Images to Referring Physicians 2Advanced Data Systems Presents on Interface-Free EHR Communications at RSNA's 2014 Conference: Streamlining Communication of Reports and Images to Referring Physicians 3
Quantel Medical introduces the new Aviso A/B, a new generation high definition ultrasound system in a unique laptop or desktop PC workstation....
... The Paradigm LD400 FT is an affordable ... exam time by at least 40%. It has ... It features rapid setup and easy two-button operation ... friendly. The LD 400 FT is the workhorse ...
... Clear Corneal Diamond Knife is a unique ... Shepard of Santa Maria, California. This special ... need for a quality instrument that could ... Surgical technique. Through professional collaboration between KOI ...
... The Boomerang ClosureWire Vascular Closure ... called Arteriotomy Site-Specific Compression., ,The Boomerang ... between the inside of the arteriotomy ... resulting in a targeted internal compression ...
Medicine Products: