Knee Osteoarthritis Treatments for Seniors Metairie LA

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Alois J Binder
(504) 885-8225
4720 S I 10 Service Rd W
Metairie, LA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Bruce Edmond Razza, MD
(504) 833-1108
2400 Edenborn Ave
Metairie, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Emergency Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Doctors Hosp Of Jefferson, Metairie, La
Group Practice: American Orthopaedic Spine

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Luis Manuel Espinoza, MD
(504) 889-2663
4921 Airline Dr Ste 100
Metairie, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1997

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Allan E Querens, DDS
(504) 885-3161
3320 N Hullen St Ste A
Metairie, LA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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John O Clotworthy, DDS
(504) 833-4361
1014 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie, LA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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John B Cazale
(504) 885-8225
4720 S I 10 Service Rd W
Metairie, LA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Lawrence Joseph Derbes, DDS
(504) 834-7804
3212 S I 10 Service Rd W
Metairie, LA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Bobby L Mimeles
(504) 885-8225
4720 S I 10 Service Rd W
Metairie, LA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Rodney Jay Stanley, MD
Metairie, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 2000

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Henry Jos Bienert, MD
(504) 828-5095
Metairie, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1966

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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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