Knee Osteoarthritis Treatments for Seniors Meridian MS

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John Joseph Hodge, DDS
(601) 482-7700
4227 Poplar Springs Dr
Meridian, MS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Irvin L Martin III, MD
(601) 484-6700
1800 12th St
Meridian, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Rush Foundation Hospital, Meridian, Ms
Group Practice: Rush Medical Group

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Irvin L Martin
(601) 703-9231
1800 12th St
Meridian, MS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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James Robert Watson, MD
(504) 588-5192
1800 12th St
Meridian, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1994

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James Green
(601) 693-6663
2024 15th St
Meridian, MS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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William Ernest Anderson III, MD
(601) 483-3841
2124 14th St
Meridian, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1974

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James Reed Green, MD
(601) 693-6663
2024 15th St
Meridian, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1968

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Gustavus A Rush III, MD
(601) 703-9674
1800 12th St
Meridian, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Jeff Anderson Reg Med Ctr, Meridian, Ms; Riley Memorial Hospital, Meridian, Ms; Rush Foundation Hospital, Meridian, Ms
Group Practice: Rush Medical Group P A Rush Foundation Hospital

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Dr.Harry Durgin Jr
(601) 693-6663
2024 15th St # 4A
Meridian, MS
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1996
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Riley Memorial Hospital, Meridian, Ms
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.7, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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James R Green
(601) 693-6663
2024 15th St
Meridian, MS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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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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