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Dr. Jeffrey Geller Discusses Exercise and Osteoarthritis in JAMA

November 28, 2017

 

Jeffrey A. Geller, MD, Columbia Orthopedics Chief of the Division of Hip & Knee Reconstruction and Chief of Orthopedics at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, was interviewed for The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) article “Can Exercise Prevent Knee Osteoarthritis?” where he discussed the need for more physical activity in adults. He elaborated on the staggering number of knee replacements in the U.S. potentially outpacing the supply of knee surgeons and recommended preventative joint-friendly activities that can help strengthen knee cartilage. From the article:

“Activity and weight-bearing forces the nutrients in the joint fluid to diffuse into knee cartilage, and that is its main source of nutrition,” he said. “There’s no formal mechanism other than the sort of pumping action of the mechanics of the knee.”

JAMA is one of the most widely circulated medical journals in the world with more than 320,000 readers of the print journal. Read the complete article here.

 

 

 

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