Tag: Knees

What To Do About Noisy Knees
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What To Do About Noisy Knees

If your knees make disturbing popping sounds when you squat, New York Times’ health answer man Anahad O’Connor can tell you what to do about it: nothing. That’s right, nothing. Writing in the Times, O’Connor reports that “the crackling or popping sound you hear is known as crepitus. In some […]

Knee Pain? Forget About Acupuncture
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Knee Pain? Forget About Acupuncture

Got a knee that won’t stop giving you pain? Don’t waste your time with acupuncture. According to researchers at the University of Melbourne in Australia, the therapy does little for knee pain in the short term and it does nothing in the long term. Science Daily reports that the researchers […]

Study Says Hold The Meniscus Surgery
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Study Says Hold The Meniscus Surgery

Question one: what is the most common orthopedic surgery in the United States? If you answered “meniscus repair,” you are correct. Question two: does it work? If you answered “no better than no surgery at all” you are also correct. The New York Times reports on a Finnish study published […]

ACL Tears Seem To Beget ACL Tears
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ACL Tears Seem To Beget ACL Tears

Researchers aren’t blaming the surgeons, but they are saying that athletes who have anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery are six times more likely to suffer another ACL injury within two years than someone who has never had such an injury. HealthDay reports that researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital ran […]