Navigation Links
Physical therapy as effective as surgery for torn meniscus and arthritis of the knee
Date:3/21/2013

unctional status and pain as those who had undergone arthroscopic partial meniscectomy surgery.

Patients who were given standardized physical therapyindividualized treatment and a progressive home exercise programhad the option of "crossing over" to surgery if substantial improvements were not achieved. Thirty percent of patients crossed over to surgery during the first 6 months. At 12 months these patients reported similar outcomes as those who initially had surgery. Seventy percent of patients remained with standardized physical therapy.

According to an accompanying editorial in NEJM, "millions of people are being exposed to potential risks associated with a treatment [surgery] that may or may not offer specific benefit, and the costs are substantial." Physical therapist and APTA member Mary Ann Wilmarth, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, MTC, Cert MDT, chief of physical therapy at Harvard University, said, "Physical therapists are experts in improving mobility and restoring motion. The individualized treatment approach is very important in the early phases of rehabilitation in order to achieve desired functional outcomes and avoid setbacks or complications."


'/>"/>

Contact: Erin Wendel
erinwendel@apta.org
703-703-3397
American Physical Therapy Association
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Women's Excellence in Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Near Pontiac, MI, Now Offers Therapy After Vaginal Delivery to Prevent Urinary Incontinence, Improve Sexual Function
2. Bible App Enchances Lives of Physically Impaired
3. KORT Physical Therapy Helps Car Accident Victim Return to Normal Life
4. More Danish women are physically active than their European neighbors, but remain indifferent to sport
5. German women are more physically active than their European counterparts yet remain indifferent to sport
6. Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Consultations to Treat Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) Now Available at Women's Excellence in Bladder Control near Rochester, Michigan
7. Oakland Spine & Rehabilitation Center Provides Effective Whiplash And Post-Surgery Physical Therapy
8. A New Peer-Reviewed Study by CogniFit Finds That Brain Training Successfully Enhances Cognitive Ability, Whereas Physical Activity Does Not
9. ACRM
10. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Announces Co-Editors-in-Chief of Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
11. Physical activity does not protect against in situ breast cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/23/2014)... has awarded $10.1 million in supplemental funding to bolster ... of sex in preclinical and clinical studies. , This ... is a catalyst for considering sex as a fundamental ... in preclinical research can obscure key findings related to ... approach will result in greater awareness of the need ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... The Westlake Village sedation dentist ... oral sedation with treatment for new patients. Studies have ... dental anxiety or dental phobia. These common conditions are ... keep patients from seeking desperately needed dental care. , ... and surrounding areas now have an opportunity to manage ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... September 23, 2014 Kenall Manufacturing, ... expanded its MedMaster™ M4 product line with a ... the M4 product line – currently available with ... – providing more flexibility when designing lighting for ... MedMaster M4 Series include:, •Three sizes available ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... 23, 2014 Catalent Pharma ... delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, ... that it had reached an exclusive development ... company, Cingulate Therapeutics (CTx), to support the ... pharmaceutical products for the treatment of Attention ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... losing your job can increase the risk for developing asthma, ... more than 7,000 employed adults in Germany. Between 2009 and ... questions about the respiratory disorder and also on whether they ... More than 100 new cases of asthma were diagnosed among ... study period. The researchers noted that for every 25 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New supplemental awards apply sex and gender lens to NIH-funded research 2Health News:New supplemental awards apply sex and gender lens to NIH-funded research 3Health News:The Sedation Dental Office is Now Offering Complimentary Oral Sedation with Treatment for New Patients 2Health News:The Sedation Dental Office is Now Offering Complimentary Oral Sedation with Treatment for New Patients 3Health News:Kenall Expands MedMaster™ M4 Surgical Suite Product Portfolio with New 1'×4' Option 2Health News:Kenall Expands MedMaster™ M4 Surgical Suite Product Portfolio with New 1'×4' Option 3Health News:Catalent and Cingulate Therapeutics Sign Exclusive Agreement for Development of New ADHD Treatments 2Health News:Catalent and Cingulate Therapeutics Sign Exclusive Agreement for Development of New ADHD Treatments 3Health News:Job Worries Can Raise Asthma Risk, Study Says 2
... Alberta - A University of Alberta researcher in collaboration ... really does come with age, at least when it ... Dr. Florin Dolcos, assistant professor of psychiatry and neuroscience ... patterns that help healthy older people regulate and control ...
... 12 Not so long ago, any mention ... images of third-world,children with rickets and bone deformities. ... world to the developed, where Vitamin D deficiency,among ... rising to,astronomical proportions -- by some estimates, affecting ...
... Would Have Improved Benefits for Prevention, Mental,Health ... HARRISBURG, Pa., June 12 SUMMARY: ... critical legislation to protect and,improve Medicare for ... it. The,Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers ...
... Serve Elective Cash Pay ... Patients, ... services for elective (cash pay) surgery, today,announced a leap forward in its ... bariatric surgeons, cash pay business.,Beginning July 1st, 2008, the BLISCare(SM) insurance policy ...
... complaints of insomnia predicted a healthier life, study finds ... is associated with healthy aging, a new study found. ... assessed 2,226 women aged 60 and older for use ... awakening, snoring, overall sleep quality, and sleep duration. Based ...
... MEDRAD, INC., has signed a,distribution and ... owned subsidiary of Siemens Medical Solutions USA, ... to inject Fluorodeoxyglucose,(FDG) for Positron Emission Tomography/Computed ... way. The partnership will leverage,MEDRAD,s soon to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New research shows how aging brain brings a healthy dose of perspective 2Health News:Spotting Vitamin-D Deficiency in the Absence of Symptoms: ZRT Laboratory's New, One-of-a-Kind Blood Spot Test Answers the Call for Early Detection of Rapidly Rising D-Deficiencies 2Health News:AARP PENNSYLVANIA NEWS ALERT: AARP Dismayed by Senate Vote to Block Medicare Improvement Bill 2Health News:AARP PENNSYLVANIA NEWS ALERT: AARP Dismayed by Senate Vote to Block Medicare Improvement Bill 3Health News:BLIS to Offer Coverage Through 'A' Rated Insurance Carrier 2Health News:BLIS to Offer Coverage Through 'A' Rated Insurance Carrier 3Health News:Better Sleepers Are 'Successful Agers' 2Health News:MEDRAD and PETNET Solutions Partner for Innovative FDG Delivery 2Health News:MEDRAD and PETNET Solutions Partner for Innovative FDG Delivery 3
(Date:9/23/2014)... , September 23, 2014 ... announces the appointment of Jarrod Longcor ... Longcor is responsible for structuring, negotiating and executing ... as well as providing management and strategic leadership ... the Executive leadership team. Mr Longcor ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... , September 23, 2014 , ... health authorities, increasing rigor for trial master file (TMF) ... industry,s largest TMF survey to date reveals an increase ... to provide auditors with remote access to their electronic ... owners surveyed in the Veeva 2014 Paperless ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... 22, 2014 Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... to sell $200 million of its common stock in ... and BofA Merrill Lynch are acting as joint book-running ... a 30-day option to purchase additional shares of its ... in the offering are being sold by Avanir.  The ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Avillion Appoints Jarrod Longcor as Chief Business Officer 2Remote eTMF Access to Double in 2015, Reveals Industry-wide Survey 2Remote eTMF Access to Double in 2015, Reveals Industry-wide Survey 3Remote eTMF Access to Double in 2015, Reveals Industry-wide Survey 4Avanir Pharmaceuticals Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock 2Avanir Pharmaceuticals Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock 3
... , ... a new market research report is available in ... - A US Market Review , ... medical adhesives and sealants is gaining preeminence in ...
... Cyberonics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYBX ) today announced that Dan ... Officer, will present at the 21st Annual Piper Jaffray Health Care ... PM EST. The conference session and webcast will be audio ... will host a webcast of the presentation live and by replay ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds Medical Adhesives and Sealants - A US Market Review 2Reportlinker Adds Medical Adhesives and Sealants - A US Market Review 3Reportlinker Adds Medical Adhesives and Sealants - A US Market Review 4Reportlinker Adds Medical Adhesives and Sealants - A US Market Review 5Reportlinker Adds Medical Adhesives and Sealants - A US Market Review 6Cyberonics to Present at 21st Annual Piper Jaffray Health Care Conference 2
The Storz Premiere comes as anterior, posterior and anterior/posterior combo. The combo provides the following modes irrigation, irrigation/aspiration, vitrectomy, and illumination....
CataRhex PRO the portable cataract extraction system with automated capsulotomy....
Phacoemulsification system is a complete anterior segment surgical instrument. Its simplified design and unique innovations provide optimal surgical performance....
Aaron Burr II with disposable 1mm burr for corneal rust ring removal and a diamond burr tip for polishing the pterygium bed after surgical removal and for lid margin lesions....
Medicine Products: