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Browsing All posts tagged under »arthritis«

Why can ACL surgery increase arthritis risk?

August 28, 2019

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Alright, so the title of this is a little misleading. After all, whether you get ACL surgery or not doesn’t impact your risk of arthritis. I wrote about this in depth in, –Reconstructive ACL surgery: Is it beneficial? Here’s a more recent study backing that up, –Does Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Improve Functional and Radiographic […]

“Arthritis is a normal response to an abnormal stimulus”

April 18, 2014

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From an upcoming, much longer post, detailing my second visit to The Washington University in St. Louis. Where I took a course by Shirley Sahrmann and the physical therapy department. You can read about my first visit here.  Your knee has been hurting a while. You get some X-Rays; the doctor comes back and states you […]

More evidence against knee surgery

March 5, 2014

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A few years ago I wrote a post called Should you have surgery for arthritis in your knees? I discussed a type of study rare in the research world. One where a “sham surgery” is used to give a placebo group. A sham surgery is where doctors do everything involved in a regular procedure, but don’t actually […]