Arthritis in the knees is a very painful condition that limits a lot of activity and in time can really debilitate the patient. Studies are showing that knee replacement surgeries can rewind the clock and bring the knees back to pre condition stage. Having full use of your legs leads to more activity and a healthier lifstyle!
“Knee replacement surgery can temporarily return the joint to an earlier, better level of function in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, new research suggests. The surgery “acts like a time machine” for these patients, said study senior author Kaleb Michaud, an associate professor of internal medicine in the division of rheumatology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, in Omaha. “It’s a very important treatment option, and our study is really about showing how their lives improved afterwards,” Michaud said. Most studies of knee replacement surgery focus on patients with osteoarthritis, the “wear-and-tear” form of arthritis. This kind of arthritis involves the breakdown of cartilage, the cushiony material at the ends of bones.”
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