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Not much is known about kneeling for patients with a total knee replacement (TKR). Is it safe to kneel? Will the joint implant wear out sooner if you kneel? Does the new joint work the same way when kneeling as when squatting or climbing stairs? These are questions researchers at the University of Vermont are trying to answer. X-rays were taken in three positions for 20 patients with TKRs who could kneel and stand easily. The researchers looked for contact points for two types of knee implants in two kneeling positions. The results were compared to the contact points while standing with the knee straight. The authors report that patients who had trouble kneeling were more likely to report back pain or scar pain as the reason. They found that kneeling with 90 degrees of flexion was the same as deep flexion during squatting and climbing stairs. There was a little more movement in one of the two implants. Neither type was in danger of dislocating. After TKR, many patients want to resume act...
People in need of a new knee joint often wonder how far their knee will bend after surgery. Researchers have new insights. They found that a major influence on how far you can bend your knee after knee joint replacement is the amount of knee bend you have before surgery. These researchers studied 4,727 knees before, during, and after knee joint replacement. They measured the amount of bend (flexion) in each patient at six months and one, three, five, and seven years after knee replacement. Increases in knee motion stopped after three years. This finding supports results from other studies. No matter what kind of arthritis the patient had or how badly the knee was lined up, the amount of knee flexion before surgery was still the number one way to tell how much knee bend would be present after the surgery. Patients with less than 90 degrees of knee bend before surgery were more likely to have a poor result. Know that if you're in need of a new knee joint, you have an edge in telling how...
Hello, I have recently been suffering from severe headaches that originate behind my left eye, behind my ear, to the base of my neck. It hurts to cough, sneeze, or even bend over to pick something up. I had a CT of the sinuses and it turned up nothing. My doctor put me on 800 mg ibuprofen, but I'd rather get to the root cause and not just the symptoms. Any ideas on what it can be? Sylvia.
The symptoms you describe are often symptoms of Migraine, but not always. That said, nobody can diagnose via the Internet, so you definitely need to find a doctor who understands Migraine and headaches . If you have trouble finding a doctor, there's a link below to our listing of patient recommended specialists.
One thing you can do to help you and your doctor determine what's going on is to keep a Migraine and headache diary. You can download a free diary workbook from our article Your Migraine and Headache Diary .
Good luck, John Claude ...
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