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Archive for the 'Knee Replacement' Category

Review of herbal medicines in gynecology

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Dr. Cathi Dennehy from the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California San Francisco has reviewed the evidence.

I was surprised by her assessment of black cohosh for menopausal symptoms.

Here’s a summary of her findings.


Acupuncture in patients with severe knee osteoarthritis awaiting knee replacement

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Researchers from The Great Western Hospital in the UK report that acupuncture achieved short-term improvement in function. (more…)

Music therapy in gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Dr. Dan Rudin from Statin Island University Hospital in New York looked at past studies and concluded it’s a “safe and cost-effective measure not to be overlooked.” (more…)

Music-exercise video aids recovery from total knee replacement

Monday, November 5th, 2007

Following total knee replacement, patients must perform exercises several times a day. It’s a painful part of recovery.

Here’s an innovative application of music therapy developed by Dr. Thomas Ryan from Michigan State University to help motivate patients do their exercises.

Effectiveness of physical therapy exercise programs after knee replacement

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

A literature review reveals there are short-term benefits following elective primary total knee replacement (arthroplasty) for osteoarthritis. (more…)