Navigation Links
New Research Shows Physical Therapy as Effective as Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
Date:9/11/2008

New England Journal of Medicine Study Questions Value of Knee Surgery

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- A new study questioning the usefulness of arthroscopic surgery for osteoarthritis of the knee should encourage patients to consider physical therapy as an effective non-surgical option, according to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The study was published in the September 11 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).

The study found that physical therapy, combined with comprehensive medical management, is just as effective at relieving the pain and stiffness of moderate to severe osteoarthritis of the knee as surgery.

"This study offers hope and encouragement to persons with osteoarthritis who would like to avoid the pain and emotional toll of surgery," said APTA President R. Scott Ward, PT, PhD. "Too often, the first line of defense is surgery when it need not always be. Physical therapy can be equally effective and should be considered by not only patients themselves, but also the primary care doctors and orthopedists who are treating them."

According to physical therapist Christopher M Powers, PhD, PT, director of the Biokinesiology program and co-director of the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Lab at the University of Southern California Division of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy, "Many times knee pain is associated with abnormal movement patterns that cause increased stress on the joint. Arthroscopic surgery does little to correct the dynamic factors that may be contributing to knee pain and pathology. These findings reinforce the need for a comprehensive treatment approach for such patients."

The NEJM study adds to a growing body of evidence supporting physical therapy for treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee, including:

-- A report published in the January 2008 issue of the journal Physical Therapy that reviewed research on osteoarthritis of the k
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Physical Therapy Association
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine technology :

1. Researchers at Axial Biotech Develop a DNA Test for Scoliosis
2. NIH Funds New Wellstone Research Center for Muscular Dystrophy at Boston Biomedical Research Institute
3. Major State Grant Accelerates Research and Development of Novel Cancer Therapy
4. Southern Research Institute Wins $14.7 Million NIH Award to Participate in Molecular Libraries Probe Production Center Network
5. New Research Shows Promise for Finding A Cure for Rheumatoid Arthritis
6. Debiopharm and EPFL Sign Research Project Agreement to Identify Inhibitors of Signalling Pathways Controlling Cell Fate for Cancer Treatment
7. The University of Nottingham in the British Midlands Announces Breakthrough in Parkinsons Disease Research
8. K-State Researchers Awarded Nearly $1 Million to Test Remedies, Investigate Link Between E. Coli and Distillers Grains
9. Rapid Test for Pathogens Developed By K-State Researchers Could Be Used to Detect Diseases Used By Bioterrorists
10. Dallas Researchers Find Compression Stockings Improperly Used
11. MabVax Therapeutics Closes Two Licensing Agreements With Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/10/2014)... 10, 2014  BC Technical, the largest nationwide, non-OEM ... , Inc., a leading provider of Siemens Nuclear Medicine ... agreement naming BC Technical as the authorized provider of ... MiE and BC Technical announced today that the two ... Technical as the service and systems provider for MiE,s ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... WOONSOCKET, R.I. , July 10, 2014 CVS ... its board of directors has approved a quarterly dividend of ... The dividend is payable on August 1, 2014, to holders ... Caremark CVS Caremark is dedicated to helping ... integrated pharmacy company in the United States ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014  Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6k27gw/dental ) has ... - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And ... (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... on patients in order to treat dental impairments, for ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BC Technical Partners With MiE America To Be Authorized Provider Of Systems & Service 2Dental Consumables Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2018 2Dental Consumables Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2018 3
(Date:7/14/2014)... July 14, 2014 Doctor Mike Hamilton ... launch of their new company website. The Inception website ... information on chiropractic marketing. It's also a place for ... has to offer. , When contacted at his office, ... version of our main website. Our site is obviously ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... Spine Team Texas continues to stay ... treatment and recovery. Currently all physical therapists at Spine ... for certification in The McKenzie Method. Two therapists, Craig ... program. , “We require certification of our therapists because ... outcomes for spine pain patients,” said Mark Hood, CEO ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... Crystal Dental has recently announced that it ... been made via LAD Solutions in in order to increase ... made in order to draw in new patients that can ... Crystal Dental offers a variety of services for both routine ... Dental include cosmetic dentistry procedures such as porcelain veneers and ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... July 14, 2014 Recently, MagicQuinceaneraDresses.com, a ... its new designs of fashionable Dama dresses . ... these quality products are now on sale. They are ... , The sales manager is happy to unveil the ... we want to bring more benefits for our fans. ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... 2014 Recently, Fadhits.com, the distinguished wedding ... pageant dress promotion. According to the company’s senior ... international market. All the company’s current and prospective customers ... before the end of July. , Fadhits.com is ... of happy customers. The company has its own designers ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Doctor Mike Hamilton From Inception Chiropractic Websites Announces the Launch of Their New Website 2Health News:Spine Team Texas’ Physical Therapists Complete The McKenzie Method Training and Certification 2Health News:Spine Team Texas’ Physical Therapists Complete The McKenzie Method Training and Certification 3Health News:Crystal Dental Announces the Opening of New Office Location in Sacramento 2Health News:Fashionable Dama Dresses Unveiled By Well-known Supplier MagicQuinceaneraDresses.com 2Health News:Fashionable Pageant Dresses Now On Sale At Fadhits.com 2
... most, you eat worst at healthy restaurants., The "health ... themselves to higher-calorie side dishes, drinks or desserts than ... health claims, according to a series of new Cornell ... of the Journal of Consumer Research , found ...
... Los Angeles, October 8, 2007 High-risk teenagers who ... drug use by approximately 15 percent versus traditional curricula, ... of Southern California (USC). The study will appear in ... online. , Most substance abuse prevention programs disseminate information ...
... Spats with spouse, kids, others boosts cardiovascular dangers, study ... with those you,re closest to can literally bring on ... study that linked constant bickering to a heightened risk ... other heart risk factors, such as depression or smoking, ...
... Salugen, Inc., a personalized health,and wellness company ... Dopaminergic Genes (DRD1, DRD2, DAT1, & DBH) In,Reward ... Appropriate,Phenotypes For Reward Dependence Behaviors at the XVth ... 2007 in New York City, NY. Dr. ...
... a study published,in the Journal of Women,s Health, ... and Thomson Healthcare (NYSE: TOC ; TSK: ... symptoms that occurred prior to the,detection of ovarian ... patients experienced before an,ovarian cancer diagnosis included abdominal ...
... serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a group of drugs commonly ... gastrointestinal bleeding, according to researchers from Wake Forest University ... taken with aspirin and other similar pain medications, the ... who prescribe these medications should be aware of the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:'Healthy' restaurants help make us fat, says a new Cornell study 2Health News:Friends help friends avoid drug use 2Health News:Family Infighting Hurts the Heart 2Health News:Family Infighting Hurts the Heart 3Health News:Salugen to Present Research on Generational Associations of Reward Deficiency Syndrome at XVth World Congress on Psychiatric Genetics 2Health News:Common Early-Warning Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer Identified in CDC/Thomson Healthcare Study 2Health News:Common Early-Warning Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer Identified in CDC/Thomson Healthcare Study 3Health News:Anti-depressant drugs can double risk of gastrointestinal bleeding 2Health News:Anti-depressant drugs can double risk of gastrointestinal bleeding 3
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: