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Exercise and Joint Wear

Taking up exercise Does exercise cause wear and tear in knee cartilage? It almost seems intuitive that exercise would cause joint wear. After all we are all used to mechanical devices deteriorating with use so the same would be expected of the body’s moving joints. However this may not be as simple as it appears. [..]
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Osteoarthritis

This also can be called wear and tear of the joint. It is important not to get too worried about calling this arthritis as any problem with a joint can be termed arthritis. This form of arthritis does not affect other joints unless there is wear and tear in the other joint as well. Lifestyle [..]
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AAOS Knee Osteoarthritis Recommendations

1 Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee, 2nd edition SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS This summary of the AAOS clinical practice guideline, “Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee” 2nd edition, contains a list of the evidence based treatment recommendations and includes only less invasive alternatives to knee replacement. Discussion of how each recommendation was developed and the [..]
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Meniscus and Cartilage Problems

Let’s explain what the meniscus and the cartilage are, what the difference between them is and what treatments are available to treat the injuries that occur to them. Meniscus: this is a crescent shaped fibrocartilage that is between the bones in the knee joint. It acts as a shock absorber. We are taking weight through [..]
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