Antirheumatic Medication Management for Orthopedic Surgery: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

A rheumatologist and orthopedic surgeon provide an interdisciplinary perspective on the perioperative management of antirheumatic medications in patients undergoing elective orthopedic surgery.

Expert Q&A: A Clinical Update on the Prevention, Treatment of Periprosthetic Joint Infections

Alberto V. Carli, MD, and Ashley E. Levack, MD, MAS, discuss preventive and treatment options for periprosthetic joint infections.

Examining Unmet Needs of Joint Disease Associated With Calcium Pyrophosphate Crystal Deposition

Addressing the challenges associated with clinical management of calcium pyrophosphate crystal deposition must start with understanding the unmet needs of associated joint damage and establishing ...

Radiofrequency Ablation for Chronic Hip Pain in Osteoarthritis: Reviewing the Evidence

The available evidence suggests that radiofrequency ablation is a feasible treatment option for chronic hip pain associated with degenerative diseases.

Managing Dietary Supplements and Complementary Medicines in Osteoarthritis

Dietary supplements are widely used by patients with osteoarthritis, but the safety and efficacy of supplements remain unclear and are often misconstrued by mainstream media.

Thoracic Manifestations in Connective Tissue Disease: A Review

Thoracic manifestations are common in connective tissue disease, also called collagen vascular disease.

Noninferiority of Celecoxib to Ibuprofen & Naproxen for CV Events: Understanding Implications of the PRECISION Trial

Numerically fewer Antiplatelet Trialists Collaboration composite outcome events occurred with celecoxib treatment than with naproxen and ibuprofen. PRECISION lead investigator Dr Steven Nissen discusses clinical ...

The Impact of Obesity on Arthritis Outcomes

Obesity may affect risk of developing osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and it has been linked with increased disease activity and adverse clinical outcomes.

Review of the Evidence Behind Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is being used by clinicians to treat patients with symptomatic or post-traumatic osteoarthritis. While basic science and preclinical data support some ...

Conservative Management Options for Osteoarthritis

Conservative treatment options include weight loss, physical therapy, activity modification, drugs, orthotics, and intra-articular injections.

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Performance Phenotypes of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis and OA With Accelerometry Data

Performance Phenotypes of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis and OA With Accelerometry Data

The use of accelerometry data has led to the discovery of performance phenotypes of lumbar spinal stenosis and osteoarthritis.

Revision Rates for Arthritis-Related Hip Replacement Down

Revision Rates for Arthritis-Related Hip Replacement Down

Use of cross-linked polyethylene has significantly reduced the revision rate following total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis.

Knee Load Associated With Increased Walking Pain in Osteoarthritis

Knee Load Associated With Increased Walking Pain in Osteoarthritis

Researchers examine the association between the knee adduction moment and increased knee pain during walking in patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Rates of Knee, Hip Arthroplasty Increasing Among Patients With Ankylosing Spondylitis

Rates of Knee, Hip Arthroplasty Increasing Among Patients With Ankylosing Spondylitis

Researchers observed increased rates of both knee and hip arthroplasties in older patients with ankylosing spondylitis.

Knee Joint Hypermobility May Be Linked to OA Foot, Ankle Symptoms

Knee Joint Hypermobility May Be Linked to OA Foot, Ankle Symptoms

Researchers examine the relationship of joint hypermobility with osteoarthritis and symptoms at the foot or ankle.

Higher PainDETECT Scores, Neuropathic Pain Preoperatively May Increase Risk for Chronic Pain Post-TKR

Higher PainDETECT Scores, Neuropathic Pain Preoperatively May Increase Risk for Chronic Pain Post-TKR

Individuals with knee osteoarthritis who have indicators of high vs low/no levels of neuropathic pain may be at elevated risk for chronic pain after total knee replacement surgery.

Walking Disability Associated With Arterial Stiffness in Osteoarthritis

Walking Disability Associated With Arterial Stiffness in Osteoarthritis

Six-minute walking distance was significantly associated with arterial stiffness in individuals with osteoarthritis.

Positive Phase 3 Results for Novel OA Pain Treatment Tanezumab

Positive Phase 3 Results for Novel OA Pain Treatment Tanezumab

Pfizer and Lilly announced positive results from a study evaluating tanezumab, an investigational humanized monoclonal antibody, for the treatment of OA pain.

Risk for Knee Osteoarthritis in Adolescent Men Predicted in Modified Nottingham Model

Risk for Knee Osteoarthritis in Adolescent Men Predicted in Modified Nottingham Model

Diagnostic prediction modeling for knee osteoarthritis in adolescent men helps calculate the individual and population risk of developing knee osteoarthritis over 40 years.

Neuropathic Symptoms Worsen Quality of Life, Function in Hip, Knee Osteoarthritis

Neuropathic Symptoms Worsen Quality of Life, Function in Hip, Knee Osteoarthritis

Neuropathic-like symptoms may affect pain-related quality of life ratings and function in patients with hip and knee osteoarthritis, respectively.