Knee OA: Trauma & Exercise

Can Exercise Prevent Knee Osteoarthritis?

This Medical News article discusses whether sedentary lifestyles contribute to this increasingly prevalent degenerative joint disease.

Effects of Running and Walking on Osteoarthritis and Hip Replacement Risk

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Running and other strenuous sports activities are purported to increase osteoarthritis (OA) risk, more so than walking and less-strenuous activities. Analyses were…

Running is associated with reduced risk for Osteoarthritis and the need for hip replacement.

How to prevent secondary post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis

LAS VEGAS – Effective strategies for preventing posttraumatic knee osteoarthritis go underutilized.

1) Avoid re-injury.
2) Optimise BMI: lose excess weight.
3) Correct quadriceps weakness with a 5-week muscular strengthening programme before considering surgical repair.
4) Pass fitness to “return-to-sports” test before resumption of full activities.
5) Surgical repair of isolated traumatic ACL tears may lessen risk of developing secondary knee OA compared to non-surgical management.

Exercise tops NSAIDs for knee osteoarthritis

LAS VEGAS – Greater symptom relief observed at 12-month follow-up in randomized, controlled trial.

“The exercise program entailed two hour-long, physical therapist-supervised sessions per week, which included functional, proprioceptive, strength, and endurance exercises of three or four progressive degrees of difficulty.”