MSU researchers find more action needed to prevent arthritis

April 10, 2024 - MSUToday

MSU Health Care orthopedic surgeon Dr. Sheeba Joseph

Originally published April 8, 2024 on MSUToday

The prevalence of early knee osteoarthritis (OA) symptoms faced by patients after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is staggering — but not much is being done to address it according to new research published by scholars from Michigan State University’s Department of Kinesiology.

The study – published by the Journal of Athletic Training in January of 2024 – shows these symptoms persist throughout the first year following surgery and need to be addressed with early intervention.

The co-authors of the study with MSU affiliations include Ashley Triplett, assistant professor in the College of Education; Sheeba Joseph, associate professor, Colleges of Human and Osteopathic Medicine; Francesca Genoese, doctoral student in the Department of Kinesiology; Michael Shingles and Andrew Schorfhaar of Sparrow Hospital, alums of the College of Osteopathic Medicine.