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  • Skip the steroids for shoulder pain?

    For relief of shoulder pain, physical therapy and steroid shots provide similar results, a new study finds. Researchers compared the two nonsurgical approaches in a group of 100-plus adults suffering from shoulder pain caused by rotator cuff problems, tendinitis or bursitis. "Whether you had a steroid injection or physical therapy, the improvement in each group […]

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  • Regular physical activity improved patient satisfaction after TKA

    Patients who participated in regular physical activity after undergoing total knee arthroplasty experienced improved satisfaction with their outcomes, according to study results. Researchers evaluated physical activity profiles of 369 patients before and after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) using a questionnaire that contained the University of California — Los Angeles activity scale and types of sports […]

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  • Higher baseline expectations for TJR improved health-related quality of life, satisfaction

    Health-related quality of life and satisfaction improved among patients who had higher expectations for total joint replacement at baseline compared with patients who had lower expectations, according to study results. Researchers recruited 892 patients preparing for total joint replacement (TJR) of the knee or hip due to primary osteoarthritis. Before surgery and for 12 months […]

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