Knee Osteoarthritis Treatments for Seniors Greensboro NC

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Daniel F Murphy, MD
(336) 375-2300
1130 N Church St
Greensboro, NC
Business
Murphy & Wainer Orthopaedics
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Numa Watt Cobb, DDS
(336) 299-6788
604 Pasteur Dr Ste A
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Robert A Wainer
(336) 375-2300
1130 N Church St
Greensboro, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Anna Voytek
(336) 375-2300
1130 N Church St
Greensboro, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Daniel F Murphy
(336) 375-2300
1130 N Church St
Greensboro, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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James Kramer, MD
Greensboro, NC
Specialty
Orthopaedic Sugeon

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Dr.Michael Handy
(336) 299-0099
3515 W Market St # 110
Greensboro, NC
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Jerry R Clark, DDS
(336) 273-2528
1115 W Friendly Ave
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dr.Mark Yates
(336) 275-0927
300 West Northwood Street
Greensboro, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, Nc
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.2, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Stephen Davis Lucey, MD
(336) 275-6318
201 E Wendover Ave
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1994

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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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