Mary Lou Retton Chats About Her Isolated College Years and Her Two Titanium Hips

10/11/2007, ’80s Olympian Retton hawks partial knee device

Retton, said Jones, “shares a story that reaches out to the younger generation of Baby Boomers out there with a compelling message about not living in chronic pain.”

Retton, a 1984 Olympic gold medalist, has served as a spokeswoman for Pfizer’s Detrol and General Nutrition Centers. She underwent a hip replacement with Biomet’s Magnum in 2005 at the age of 37. Biomet is betting she can speak to a growing number of younger people undergoing the procedures. The company is positioning Oxford Partial Knee as a quicker-healing, less-invasive option that allows patients to retain more healthy bone.

(1986) Knee Microsurgery:  Boon to some, but overuse is a growing concern

Arthroscopic surgery is increasingly being used to correct problems in the shoulder and elbow and to some extent in the ankle, wrist and hip as well… [And the jaw joints.]

12/30/2013, Knee ops to repair torn cartilage are ‘waste of time’

A report on the Finnish Degenerative Meniscal Lesion Study (FIDELITY), published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine, finds that the benefits of keyhole operations to repair degenerative meniscal tears are no better than sham operations.

Previous studies have shown that keyhole surgery on the knee does not help patients with osteoarthritis and such procedures have become less common for arthritis sufferers. In the meantime, keyhole surgery to repair torn cartilage has risen significantly, despite lack of evidence that it actually helps, says the Finnish team…

12/25/2013, Common Knee Surgery Does Very Little for Some, Study Suggests

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