Knee Osteoarthritis Treatments for Seniors Lancaster SC

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Wayne M Bauknight, DDS
(803) 285-7923
727 Gillsbrook Rd
Lancaster, SC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James M Dunbar, DDS
(704) 321-5965
9609 E Independence Blvd # V
Waxhaw, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Sandra Marie Abda, MD
(704) 289-4595
701 E Roosevelt Blvd Ste 600
Monroe, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Carolinas Med Ctr, Charlotte, Nc
Group Practice: Carolina Bone & Joint

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Jeffrey Morris Daily
(704) 226-9550
808 Circle Dr
Monroe, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jeffrey Morris Daily, MD
(704) 291-9773
808 Circle Dr
Monroe, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1986

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James G Boyes, MD FACS
557 Cottonfield Cir
Waxhaw, NC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Western Ontario
Graduation Year: 1953

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Michael Dennis Getter, MD
(704) 786-5122
Waxhaw, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1981

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Durman William Moose
(704) 289-4595
701 E Roosevelt Blvd
Monroe, NC
Specialty
General Surgery, Hand Surgery

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Chason S Hayes
(704) 289-4595
701 E Roosevelt Blvd
Monroe, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Seth Jaffe
(704) 289-4595
701 E Roosevelt Blvd # 600
Monroe, NC
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Hospital: Union Regional Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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