Osteoarthritis

Modified Exercise Improves Physical Function in Knee Osteoarthritis

Modified Exercise Improves Physical Function in Knee Osteoarthritis

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Patients in the intervention group saw improvements in WOMAC and 6MWT scores after participating in adapted exercise programs.

Mobility Barriers' Impact on Daily Life of Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis

Mobility Barriers' Impact on Daily Life of Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis

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Barriers to mobility within communities may lead to "participation restriction" in elderly with knee osteoarthritis.

Use of Opioid Prior to TKA Associated With Worse Post-Op Pain

Use of Opioid Prior to TKA Associated With Worse Post-Op Pain

Researchers suggest that limiting opioid prescriptions might optimize benefits of TKA.

Chondroitin Sulfate Effective for Knee Osteoarthritis

Chondroitin Sulfate Effective for Knee Osteoarthritis

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Prescription-grade chondroitin sulfate is as efficacious as celecoxib in reducing pain and improving function in patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Decreased Rate of Hip Fracture in Patients With End-Stage Renal Disease

Decreased Rate of Hip Fracture in Patients With End-Stage Renal Disease

From 2003 to 2011 there was a decrease in hip fracture rate and in-hospital mortality after hip fracture.

Ultrasound More Accurate Diagnosis of Hand Osteoarthritis Than Radiography

Ultrasound More Accurate Diagnosis of Hand Osteoarthritis Than Radiography

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Ultrasound examination of the hands can facilitate the diagnosis of hand osteoarthritis in patients who do not fulfill ACR criteria.

Recreational Running Is Beneficial for Hip and Knee Health

Recreational Running Is Beneficial for Hip and Knee Health

A recent study is providing evidence that recreational running is beneficial for hip and knee joint health.

Guidelines for Peri-Op Care in Rheumatic Disease

Guidelines for Peri-Op Care in Rheumatic Disease

These guidelines address the use of antirheumatic drugs for adults with RA, SpA, JIA, and SLE undergoing THA or TKA.

Intramuscular Corticosteroid Injection Reduces Hip Pain in OA

Intramuscular Corticosteroid Injection Reduces Hip Pain in OA

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In patients with osteoarthritis, corticosteroid injection was associated with significant hip pain reduction.

Knee Osteoarthritis Treatment: Chondroitin As Effective as Celecoxib

Knee Osteoarthritis Treatment: Chondroitin As Effective as Celecoxib

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For symp¬tomatic OA, CONCEPT was the first trial of chondroitin to be conducted in compliance with EMA recommendations for investigating the efficacy of agents.

Long-Term Type 1 Diabetes Not Linked to Hand Osteoarthritis

Long-Term Type 1 Diabetes Not Linked to Hand Osteoarthritis

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However, while not associated with hand OA, long-term type 1 diabetes is associated with hand pain, disability, and stiffness.

Quadriceps Exercise Relieves Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

Quadriceps Exercise Relieves Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

The quadriceps isometric contraction exercise method was effective for pain relief and knee joint function.

Some Knee Osteoarthritis Pain Relief From Curcuminoids

Some Knee Osteoarthritis Pain Relief From Curcuminoids

There was reduced knee pain and improved quality of life vs placebo, but less pain relief than ibuprofen.

Knee Osteoarthritis: Intra-Articular Triamcinolone vs Saline Injection

Knee Osteoarthritis: Intra-Articular Triamcinolone vs Saline Injection

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Patients with knee osteoarthritis experienced significant cartilage volume loss when undergoing intra-articular triamcinolone injections.

Knee Pain Relief From Fiber, Chondroitin in Osteoarthritis

Knee Pain Relief From Fiber, Chondroitin in Osteoarthritis

There was a lower risk for osteoarthritis knee pain with chondroitin supplementation and higher intake of fiber.

Osteoarthritis Hand Pain May Be Improved With Vibrating Gloves

Osteoarthritis Hand Pain May Be Improved With Vibrating Gloves

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Vibrating gloves may reduce hand pain in women with hand osteoarthritis.

Superior Reduction in Osteoarthritis Knee Pain From Novel Hyaluronan Injection

Superior Reduction in Osteoarthritis Knee Pain From Novel Hyaluronan Injection

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A novel viscous gel-based formulation of hyaluronan was more effective in reducing pain and stiffness in patients with moderate knee osteoarthritis.

Arthroscopy Seldom Effective for Degenerative Knees

Arthroscopy Seldom Effective for Degenerative Knees

The widely used procedure won't help arthritic degeneration, according to a new recommendation.

Hand Osteoarthritis Will Affect 40% of People in US

Hand Osteoarthritis Will Affect 40% of People in US

Researchers found that obesity appears to raise the risk.

Weight Loss Reduces Knee Cartilage Degeneration In Patients at Risk for Osteoarthritis

Weight Loss Reduces Knee Cartilage Degeneration In Patients at Risk for Osteoarthritis

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Weight loss in patients at risk for osteoarthritis helped slow degeneration of knee cartilage over 48 months.

Popping Joints Associated With Knee Osteoarthritis

Popping Joints Associated With Knee Osteoarthritis

Subjective knee crepitus predicted incident subjective osteoarthritis longitudinally.

FDA Clears Radiofrequency Treatment for Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

FDA Clears Radiofrequency Treatment for Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

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The FDA has cleared Halyard Health's COOLIEF Radiofrequency Treatment for relief of chronic osteoarthritis knee pain.

Metal Sensitization After Arthroplasty More Likely for Women

Metal Sensitization After Arthroplasty More Likely for Women

Among patients reporting pain, women have greater severity of metal sensitization.

No Association Between Arthritis and Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults

No Association Between Arthritis and Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults

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Study examines data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) to identify any cross-sectional association between arthritis and cognitive impairment in older adults.

Preferred Treatment to Reduce GI Bleeding Risk With NSAIDS in OA, RA

Preferred Treatment to Reduce GI Bleeding Risk With NSAIDS in OA, RA

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Celecoxib plus a proton pump inhibitor reduces risk for recurrent upper gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with arthritis using NSAIDs who are at risk for cardiovascular, gastrointestinal events.

No Added Mobility Benefit to Inpatient PT Rehab Post-TKR for OA

No Added Mobility Benefit to Inpatient PT Rehab Post-TKR for OA

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Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative show that total knee replacement has minimal effects on quality of life among patients with knee osteoarthritis.

EULAR Releases Imaging Recommendations in Symptomatic Osteoarthritis

EULAR Releases Imaging Recommendations in Symptomatic Osteoarthritis

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Osteoarthritis clinical practice recommendations have just been released by EULAR.

Total Knee Replacement for Osteoarthritis: Benefits and Cost-Effectiveness

Total Knee Replacement for Osteoarthritis: Benefits and Cost-Effectiveness

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Cohort study using the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) database compares patient outcomes to evaluate the effectiveness of total knee replacement surgery for osteoarthritis.

How Effective is RF Denervation for Symptomatic Knee OA?

How Effective is RF Denervation for Symptomatic Knee OA?

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Radiofrequency treatment is an effective option for treating refractory chronic knee, hip, and shoulder joint pain associated with osteoarthritis.

The Handoff: Your Week in Rheumatology News - 4/14/17

The Handoff: Your Week in Rheumatology News - 4/14/17

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This week, a phase III trial for investigational drug voclosporin for lupus nephritis treatment was approved, prolonged insomnia may lead to less robust bone formation — causing osteoporosis and bone fractures — and researchers found that women who drink a moderate amount of alcohol daily have a reduced risk of developing systemic lupus erythmatosus.

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