Knee Osteoarthritis Treatments for Seniors Seneca SC

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Douglas E Marker, MD
(864) 882-5417
135 Professional Park Dr
Seneca, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1969

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James C Mc George, MD
(864) 260-9910
10630 Clemson Blvd
Seneca, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Bologna, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Bologna, Italy
Graduation Year: 1978

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George Ray Bruce, MD
(864) 882-4334
301 Meml Drive South
Seneca, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1966

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Dr.Douglas Reeves
(864) 482-6000
10630 Clemson Blvd
Seneca, SC
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M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Hospital: Blue Ridge Orthropedics
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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William Bruce Richmond II, MD
10630 Clemson Blvd
Seneca, SC
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Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1989

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Larry Stanley Bowman, MD
(864) 654-4747
10630 Clemson Blvd
Seneca, SC
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Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1974

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Brian James Redmond, MD
(864) 482-6000
10630 Clemson Blvd
Seneca, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: Oconee Memorial Hospital, Seneca, Sc
Group Practice: Blue Ridge Orthopaedics

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Patrick Sean Mc Callum, MD
10630 Clemson Blvd
Seneca, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1989

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James C Mills
(864) 482-6000
10630 Clemson Blvd
Seneca, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Michael William Mendes, MD
(843) 662-5233
10630 Clemson Blvd Ste 100
Seneca, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1983

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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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