Knee Osteoarthritis Treatments for Seniors Tiffin OH

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Richard W Ellinger, DDS
(419) 447-1624
6 Main St
Tiffin, OH
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Robyn Elaine Vicek, DDS
(419) 447-9242
205 Jefferson St
Tiffin, OH
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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George Cajetan Stepanic
(419) 355-9800
629 Bartson Rd
Fremont, OH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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John Michael Bondra
(419) 355-9800
629 Bartson Rd
Fremont, OH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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George C Stepanic, DO
(419) 355-9800
629 Bartson Rd
Fremont, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ohio Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Athens Oh 45701
Graduation Year: 1991

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Jessop Mark Mc Donnell, MD
(419) 448-4044
500 W Market St
Tiffin, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1981

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Samuel F Cornicelli Jr, MD
(419) 447-5411
501 Van Buren St Ste 20
Fostoria, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1986

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Paul D Nagy, DDS
(419) 332-1134
152 Saint Thomas Dr
Fremont, OH
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James A Huddleston, DO
629 Bartson Rd
Fremont, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific, Pomona Ca 91766
Graduation Year: 1990

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John Kelly Randall, MD
(419) 332-7311
605 3rd Ave Ste F
Fremont, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Hospital, Fremont, Oh
Group Practice: Kelly Randall Inc

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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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