Knee Osteoarthritis Treatments for Seniors Buckeye AZ

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Kit C McCalla, DO
(602) 424-0935
10815 W McDowell Rd
Avondale, AZ
Business
Arizona College of Orthopedic Surgeons PC
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Douglas Bradford Mangan, MD
(623) 882-1292
13555 W McDowell Rd Ste 302
Goodyear, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1998

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Douglas B Mangan
(623) 882-1292
13555 W Mcdowell Rd
Goodyear, AZ
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Gregory H Sirounian
(623) 882-1292
13555 W Mcdowell Rd
Goodyear, AZ
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Claude Augustus Luekens, MD
(623) 535-7190
Litchfield Park, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1954

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Gregory Harry Sirounian, MD
(623) 882-1292
13555 W McDowell Rd Ste 302
Goodyear, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1996

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Lawrence Parker Shank, MD
(623) 882-1292
13555 W McDowell Rd Ste 302
Goodyear, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1984

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William Chester Brainard, MD
(623) 846-7614
195 E La Mar Blvd
Goodyear, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1961

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Kristin Kay Warner, MD
(623) 856-9724
Litchfield Park, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 2000

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Michael George Churosh, DDS
(623) 536-7004
13575 W Indian School Rd Ste 400
Litchfield Pk, AZ
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Seniors, Put Your Money Where Your Knee Is

How FAST can you decide which is a more cost-effective treatment for knee osteoarthritis? To help answer this question, researchers designed a FAST study: the Fitness and Arthritis Seniors Trial.

Information about cost-effective treatment is needed to help identify the best treatments and, ideally, to lower costs of medical care. Calculating the benefits of preventive treatment is a challenge, especially when trying to decide the monetary value of less pain, better movement, or longer life. This study measured the benefits of various types of treatment for knee osteoarthritis (OA), along with the costs for each treatment.

After screening nearly 5000 people, the authors included 439 seniors in the study. Participants were randomly placed in one of three groups. One group did only aerobic exercise. Another did only resistance exercises. The third group served as a control group and received only education. To begin, participants completed a questionnaire about their knee condition. Then they were scored in their ability to do various daily activities, such as a six-minute walk, going up and down stairs, lifting and carrying, and getting into and out of a car. They also reported their pain levels.

The aerobic and resistance exercisers did their first three months of training in the clinic. They continued doing their program at home for another 15 months. Aerobic exercisers warmed up, walked, and then did a cool down for a total of 60 minutes, three times each week. People doing resistance exercises worked their major muscle groups using nine different strengthening exercises for the upper and lower body. The control group received monthly education classes for three months, each lasting 1.5 hours. A nurse contacted each person in the education group at regular intervals over the next 18 months.

The same questionnaire, scored tests, and pain reports were completed after the test period. The findings showed that costs were slightly less for resistance...

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