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How to prepare your knee for a quicker recovery after any knee surgery

  • If you’re scheduled to have knee surgery, whether it is a total knee replacement, reconstructive anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or meniscus repair surgery, there are some exercises that you can do to improve your recovery after the surgery.  If the knee muscles are in better shape and condition before surgery, then you can have a speedier recovery and rehab afterward.  Quadriceps and hamstring isometric exercises are a great way to develop muscle tone and strength especially when you have knee pain and limited mobility.  These exercises can help your posterior-operative knee surgery.  Click here to read this blog.

Research news

  • New study presented at the 99th Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, found that insufficient sleep has been linked to osteoporosis.  The study investigators found that healthy men had reduced levels of bone formation marker in their blood after three weeks of cumulative sleep restriction and circadian disruption which are common in jet lag or shift work.  Reduced bone formation marker, PINP, in blood increases the risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures.  The decline in PINP was more in younger men than older men: 27% vs 18%.
  • Since more than 66% of the adult population experiences low back pain, it has been suggested that replacing traditional office chairs with stability balls would reduce low back pain.  A recent study showed that no significant changes in low back pain or disability were found between those sitting in traditional office chairs and those sitting in stability balls.  The study concluded that sitting on a stability ball seems to improve core endurance to the muscles that flex and extend your low back.  Sitting on stability ball did not appear to prevent, increase or decrease low back pain or disability.

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