Knee Osteoarthritis Treatments for Seniors Sheridan WY

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Anthony Bernard Quinn, MD
(307) 674-7469
340 W Dow St
Sheridan, WY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1994

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James Scott Ferries, MD
(307) 674-7469
340 W Dow St
Sheridan, WY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1990

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Christopher T Smith
(307) 673-1813
1050 Mydland Rd
Sheridan, WY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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John F Ritterbusch
(307) 673-1813
1050 Mydland Rd
Sheridan, WY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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John Fred Ritterbusch, MD
(307) 674-7469
340 W Dow St
Sheridan, WY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1980

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Anthony B Quinn
(307) 673-1813
1050 Mydland Rd
Sheridan, WY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Craig Patrick Smith, MD
(307) 674-7469
1050 Mydland Rd
Sheridan, WY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1988

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Brenton Faulkner Milner
(307) 674-7469
1050 Mydland Rd
Sheridan, WY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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James S Ferries
(307) 673-1813
1050 Mydland Rd
Sheridan, WY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Kevin L Baker, DDS
(307) 672-6917
642 Val Vista St
Sheridan, WY
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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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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