Category Archives: Arthritis

Local Surgeon Involved in Novel Drug Study for Hip Fracture

FORT LAUDERDALE — We can’t avoid it. The aches and pains of growing old are inevitable and with it comes things like bone loss and increased risk for hip fractures. “As we age, our bones tend to weaken causing osteoporosis, … Continue reading

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Osteoarthritis sufferers – they’re not who you’d think!

When osteoarthritis is discussed, the image is often one of an elderly person hobbling along with joint pain. That is not always the case. Over the years, athletes such as Shaquille O’Neal, Dorothy Hamill and Wayne Gretzky have struggled with osteoarthritis. … Continue reading

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Good News May Be on the Horizon for Those With Knee Pain

Is the constant pain in your knees limiting your ability to walk and enjoy daily activities? If so, you are not alone. Knee pain is a common complaint heard by orthopaedic surgeons as ongoing physical activity weigh heavily on the … Continue reading

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Fluorescent Probe Could Help Diagnose Osteoarthritis Earlier

A recent study has identified a florescent probe that could help doctors diagnose osteoarthritis earlier and better track its progression. It could also demonstrate the effectiveness of various osteoarthritis medications. Researchers from the Tufts University School of Medicine injected a … Continue reading

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Know the Difference between Primary and Secondary Osteoarthritis

There are actually two types of osteoarthritis (OA): primary and secondary. These two forms of OA have the same symptoms, but different causes. What is osteoarthritis? Both primary and secondary OA involve the breakdown of cartilage in joints, which causes … Continue reading

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Is There a Connection between Osteoarthritis and Leptin?

Researchers at Duke University were surprised to find a possible link between leptin and osteoarthritis (OA). Leptin is a hormone in the body that regulates appetite; it also influences known OA risk factors, such as body weight, inflammation, sex hormones … Continue reading

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Could Sugar Prevent Osteoarthritis?

Researchers in the U.K. have discovered an elegantly simple solution to lower orthopedic surgery patients’ risk of osteoarthritis: sugar. More specifically, sugar mixed into the saline solution surgeons use to clean joints. People who have operations for joint injuries or … Continue reading

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How to Know if It’s Osteoarthritis

Arthritis is a categorical term for a variety of diseases that cause joint pain and stiffness. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most widespread of these. Here are some tips for determining whether your joint pain is osteoarthritis: Degenerative Disease: OA is … Continue reading

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Study Links Pain while Climbing Stairs to Knee Osteoarthritis

A new study suggests that the earliest warning sign of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee may be pain while climbing stairs. The longitudinal research study examined over 4,600 patients with OA, as well as 3,200 with a high risk of … Continue reading

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South Florida Orthopaedic Answers: Does Weather Affect Arthritis?

Heading into spring, South Florida will experience many temperature and humidity variations from day to day. But if you suffer from arthritis, you may not need to look outside to know when the weather is changing! Your joints may give … Continue reading

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