New Study Reveals That Noisy Knee Joints May Indicate Problems Down The Road

Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) May 27, 2017

Most us are familiar with the sound of occasional popping joints that rarely show cause for concern, but a new study from the Osteoarthritis Initiative shows that certain people who experience consistent joint popping, grating and grinding are more vulnerable to developing knee osteoarthritis. Knowing this in advance may give doctors the opportunity to treat patients before the problem becomes pronounced, potentially hedging off more severe forms of joint pain.

What is Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, and women are more likely to have osteoarthritis than men. While it can occur even in young people, the chance of developing osteoarthritis increases after age 45. According to the Arthritis Foundation, more than 27 million people in the U.S. have osteoarthritis, with the knee being one of the most commonly affected areas.

While age is a major risk factor, for some individuals it may be hereditary. For others, osteoarthritis of the knee can result from injury or infection or being overweight. The findings of this study may be helpful for identifying individuals at risk, potentially assisting with earlier diagnosis and intervention.

“While there is currently no way that we know of to stop the advance of pain in people who have already developed osteoarthritis, this study might lead us to speculate that people at risk who experience noisy joints could take measures to ensure longer term knee joint health,” says SRO orthopaedic surgeon Thomas C. Degenhardt, M.D. “Although prevention may be asking a bit too much, delaying the onset is quite feasible.”

People who experience grating, cracking, or popping sounds in or around the knee joint may be able to lower their risk of developing knee osteoarthritis by taking measures to protect knee health sooner. Some simple measures include losing a few extra pounds – maintaining optimal weight will take pressure off the knee joints, and adopting an exercise routine to stay fit will help to keep joints flexible.

Treating Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Many knee injuries including osteoarthritis can be successfully treated with a change in lifestyle, using braces to support the joint, injections to relieve pain and rehabilitation exercises. Other injuries may require surgery to correct. An injured knee can obviously affect mobility, and clearly a healthy knee is necessary for basic every day movements such as sitting, standing and walking. But chronic, unrelenting knee pain can also lead to health complications and certainly diminished quality of life. When all else fails, Total Joint Replacement (TJR) is one option that proves beneficial in many cases.

What is TJR

Total joint replacement is one of the most successful contemporary surgical procedures thanks to refined surgical techniques, improved implant characteristics, aggressive physical rehabilitation and a focus on pain management, all of which have contributed to the success of TJR. Total joint replacement surgery, also known as arthroplasty, works to repair severe injuries or to replace joints destroyed by arthritis and other bone diseases. It is performed to replace the ends of both bones in a damaged joint to create new joint surfaces. Weight-bearing joints are naturally under the greatest strain and are more likely to lose protective cartilage over time, particularly in the hips and knees.

About Santa Rosa Orthopaedics

At Santa Rosa Orthopaedics (SRO), a collaborative team of multi-specialist orthopedic surgeons and experienced physical and occupational therapists work together to bring the best outcomes to patients dealing with chronic knee issues including pain relief, recovery and rehabilitation.

SRO has set the model for exceptional orthopedic care for more than 60 years. In addition, SRO offers a broad range of nonsurgical and surgical treatments aimed at conditions that commonly affect bones, joints, tendons connective tissues and ligaments. To make an appointment or to learn more about SRO Orthopedic Surgeons, please visit the SRO website.

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AIM Dental Marketing’s PracticePerfection Online Education System to Host: How To Convert Presentations Into Patients

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 27, 2017

In any business, follow up is critical to success. It is the same in dentistry.

Regardless of the talent of your dental team at presenting treatment, there will always be some patients who can’t or won’t make a immediate decision. Dental professionals invest a lot of time and money on best practices when it comes to presenting treatment. After the patient leaves, most practices end up leaving an unacceptable amount of “low hanging fruit on the branch.”

Manual follow up can be overwhelming. Without a truly reliable and automated system in place, practices find it challenging to train and motivate staff with consistent and effective follow through.

This presentation will demonstrate how to deploy an automated, data driven, follow up system, which saves time, increases treatment acceptance, and dramatically improves return on investment (ROI).

The event takes place on Wednesday, June 28th, at 6:30 p.m. CST, and will be hosted by AIM Dental Marketing president Daniel A. ‘Danny’ Bobrow.

Attendees will learn:

*How inefficient follow up could be costing you more than you know

*How high profit businesses use automated follow up to optimize ROI

*Practical, easy to use solutions for automating unscheduled treatment follow up

The event will be presented by Clay Jacobson. Clay has been a sales leader and trainer for over 12 years. He has worked in marketing and advertising, having trained hundreds of professionals to enhance their performance in these critical disciplines. In 2012, he transitioned to dentistry, bringing this same passion and talent to helping dental professionals achieve greater success.

Clay is a true expert in building sales training systems and processes that are simple and easily duplicable. In February 2017, he teamed up with Dentma, a dental data and automation company to build simple solutions for dental and orthodontic practices to optimize their follow up systems and thereby increase treatment acceptance. Their Lifeline product has helped hundreds of practices take control of their follow up, and increase unscheduled treatment acceptance by up to 65%.

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Scuf Gaming Sponsors the World’s Top Poker Players in the Super High Roller Bowl Airing on NBC in Las Vegas, the World Championship of High Stakes Poker

Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) May 26, 2017

Scuf Gaming, global leader and innovator in video gaming controllers, announces its partnership with the top five German poker players attending the Super High Roller Bowl in Las Vegas, including Fedor Holz, one of the world’s top poker players and currently 7th in the world for all time money list, Rainer Kempe, winner of last year’s Super High Roller Bowl, and top players Steffen Sontheimer, Christian Christner, and Koray Aldemir. The five German players will all wear the SCUF logo during the tournament, taking place at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, May 28 – June 1. The Super High Roller Bowl is considered the world championship of high stakes poker where the world’s top players compete for a prize pool of $16.8 million and the winner walks away with $6 million as well as the coveted Super High Roller Bowl championship ring. Bringing some celebrity star power to this year’s event, world renowned actor and comedian Kevin Hart rounds out the 56-player field.

Fedor Holz, Professional Poker Player and Co-Founder of Primed Mind said, “In my downtime, I love to play Call of Duty, Overwatch and FIFA to cool down and take a mental break from poker tournaments. With my competitive nature, I love focusing on being the best so playing with the best equipment is essential – SCUF has, by far, the best controllers! It’s a natural fit for me, Rainer, Steffen, Christian and Koray as we love to play video games together and we’re thrilled to have SCUF on board for the Super High Roller Bowl.”

After last year’s Super High Roller Bowl, Fedor sought a new challenge and decided to create the mindset coaching app, Primed Mind. The Primed Mind app uses the the same mental coaching techniques that his mental coach, Elliot Roe, has used to train Olympic Athletes, Esports Pros, High Stakes Poker Players, UFC Champions and Business Executives. Fedor shot to the top of the poker world in a matter of a few years and, to date, has amassed over $20 million in career earnings. Fedor credits much of his success to mental coaching, building confidence and becoming a better athlete while unlocking mental, physical and emotional strengths.

Duncan Ironmonger, CEO and Founder of Scuf Gaming has a similar outlook to science and focus when it comes to being the best. “We call the science behind competitive gaming SCUFOLOGY, connecting the brain, hand and eye with our intelligent controller. Our DNA is centered around designing gaming peripherals that increase hand use while improving comfort and gameplay in a safe, intuitive and ergonomic way. SCUF believes the power of the tools professional athletes use is key to their success.”

“We’re delighted to support Fedor, Rainer, Steffen, Christian and Koray in the Super High Roller Bowl. With over 90% of professional esports gamers in the world using a SCUF controller, we have a long history of supporting professional athletes with the best competitive gaming equipment to support their runs to victory. We’re looking forward to watching the guys compete at their highest level during this year’s Super High Roller Bowl,” said Duncan Ironmonger, CEO & Founder of Scuf Gaming.

About Scuf Gaming

Scuf Gaming®, global leader and innovator of gaming peripherals and winner of eSports Industry Awards for “Best Hardware” in 2016, provides tactical gear for competitive gamers where over 90% of the top professional gamers in the world use SCUF. Selling high-end accessories and customized gaming controllers for console and PC, SCUF offers a number of functional and design features custom built to increase hand use and improve gameplay. Built to specification, SCUF controllers cater to competitive and casual gamers who recognize that one size does not fit all. The SCUF controller has features, which are covered by 29 granted patents, and another 68 pending; protecting 3 key areas of a controller; back control functions and handles, trigger control mechanisms and thumbstick control area. For additional information, please visit

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