Examining the Effects of Weight Loss in Patients With Knee OA, Obesity

Weight loss in patients who are overweight or obese may improve symptoms through pathologic mechanisms in addition to reduction of joint burden.

Osteoarthritis Prevention: Important Considerations for Population-Based Strategies

David T. Felson, MD, MPH, and Jos Runhaar, PhD, reflect on important population-based osteoarthritis prevention strategies and knowledge gaps that still exist in this field.

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.

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Moderate Physical Activity Slows Cartilage Loss in Women With Knee Osteoarthritis

Moderate Physical Activity Slows Cartilage Loss in Women With Knee Osteoarthritis

Researchers examined the effect of physical activity on cartilage thickness loss in knee osteoarthritis.

Physician-Patient Discordance of Global Assessment Higher in Osteoarthritis vs Rheumatoid Arthritis

Physician-Patient Discordance of Global Assessment Higher in Osteoarthritis vs Rheumatoid Arthritis

Researchers compared patient-physician discordance in global assessment in patients with osteoarthritis vs patients with rheumatoid arthritis seen in routine care.

No Benefit Found for Low-Dose Radiation Therapy for in Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis

No Benefit Found for Low-Dose Radiation Therapy for in Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis

Data show that low-dose radiation therapy does not lead to a substantial reduction in symptoms in patients with knee OA compared with sham therapy.

CDC: About 1 in 3 Adults With Prediabetes Has Arthritis

CDC: About 1 in 3 Adults With Prediabetes Has Arthritis

About 1 in 3 adults with prediabetes has arthritis, and half of those with both conditions are physically inactive and/or obese.

Effects of Exercise Therapy on Molecular Biomarkers in Knee Osteoarthritis

Effects of Exercise Therapy on Molecular Biomarkers in Knee Osteoarthritis

Exercise therapy does not increase the concentration of molecular biomarkers related to cartilage turnover and inflammation.

Prediction Models Developed to Predict Risk for Total Hip, Knee Replacements

Prediction Models Developed to Predict Risk for Total Hip, Knee Replacements

Researchers developed two models to estimate an individual's risk for primary THR and TKR.

Childhood Maltreatment Associated With Arthritis in Adulthood

Childhood Maltreatment Associated With Arthritis in Adulthood

Childhood maltreatment was associated with adulthood arthritis, particularly among those who experienced severe or frequent abuse.

Assessing Measurement Properties of Self-Report Physical Activity Instruments for Osteoarthritis

Assessing Measurement Properties of Self-Report Physical Activity Instruments for Osteoarthritis

Researchers evaluated measurement properties of self-report physical activity instruments for patients with osteoarthritis.

High Bone Mineral Density Predicts Progression of Knee, Hip Osteoarthritis

High Bone Mineral Density Predicts Progression of Knee, Hip Osteoarthritis

Researchers examined the longitudinal relationship between bone mineral density and the incidence and progression of knee, hip, and hand osteoarthritis.

Local Gentamicin Application Ineffective in Treatment of Periprosthetic Joint Infection

Local Gentamicin Application Ineffective in Treatment of Periprosthetic Joint Infection

The use of gentamicin-impregnated beads and/or sponges should be discouraged in early acute periprosthetic joint infection as their use is associated with high failure rates.