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  • Study shows opioid use among US patients with knee osteoarthritis costs 14 billion dollars in societal costs

    Although guidelines do not recommend use of opioids to manage pain for individuals with knee osteoarthritis, a recent study published early online in Arthritis Care & Research, an official journal of the American College of Rheumatology and the Association of Rheumatology Professionals, estimates that 858,000 Americans use opioids such as tramadol and oxycodone for their knee pain, equating to $14 billion in lifetime opioid-related societal costs, or nearly $0.5 billion annually.

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  • What can cause pain in the back of the knee when straightening the leg?

    When a person experiences pain in the back of their knee when straightening their leg, it is called posterior knee pain. Pain in the back of the knee, called the popliteal fossa, is common, but there is a wide range of causes, ranging from ligament injury to arthritis.

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  • The 8 best knee stretches and exercises for knee pain relief

    Lower body strengthening exercises may offload unwanted stressors on the knee joint by improving shock absorption through enhanced muscle strength.

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  • Why Do I Have Knee Pain When Standing?

    Years of wear and tear can take a toll on your knees. If you have experienced pain dull, achy, or sharp knee pain while standing, chances are that your pain is being caused by one of three conditions

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  • REGISTRY REVIEW: Partial Knee Arthroplasty in the US

    Primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is one of the most commonly performed orthopaedic procedures in the US. The same cannot be said for partial knee arthroplasty: According 2020 Annual Report from the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (medial and lateral UKA) accounted for just 4.1% of knee replacements in 2019, compared with 8.2% in 2012, and patellofemoral arthroplasty decreased from a high of 1.7% in 2016 to 0.04% in 2019.

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