Osteoarthritis

FDA Approves Durolane to Treat Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

FDA Approves Durolane to Treat Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

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The FDA has approved Durolane for treatinf pain from knee OA.

Pain Management Medication Approved by FDA in 2016-2017

Pain Management Medication Approved by FDA in 2016-2017

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New drugs indicated for central nervous system and gastrointestinal disorders, infection, cancer treatment, and diabetes were reviewed.

Association of Hand OA With BMI, Smoking, and Alcohol Consumption

Association of Hand OA With BMI, Smoking, and Alcohol Consumption

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Researchers examined smoking status, alcohol consumption, and body mass index as variables impacting patients' risk of osteoarthritis development or progression.

Enhanced Analgesia With Addition of Sciatic Block to Continuous Femoral Block Post-THA

Enhanced Analgesia With Addition of Sciatic Block to Continuous Femoral Block Post-THA

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Pain is reduced after total hip arthroplasty by adding a sciatic nerve block to a continuous femoral nerve block.

Online Risk Calculator Proves Beneficial in Estimating Risks for Knee OA

Online Risk Calculator Proves Beneficial in Estimating Risks for Knee OA

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Patients using a personalized risk calculator were guided to a more accurate perception of their knee OA risk.

Electrotherapy, Acupuncture Beneficial for Total Knee Arthroplasty Pain

Electrotherapy, Acupuncture Beneficial for Total Knee Arthroplasty Pain

Electrotherapy and acupuncture may benefit pain management after total knee arthroplasty.

Sonography May Aid Hyaluronic Acid Injections in Knee Arthritis

Sonography May Aid Hyaluronic Acid Injections in Knee Arthritis

Better results may come from sonography-guided hyaluronic acid injection rather than surface anatomy-guided injection in knee arthritis patients.

Fracture Risk Predictor Declines Nearly Twice as Quickly in HIV-infected Women Vs Men

Fracture Risk Predictor Declines Nearly Twice as Quickly in HIV-infected Women Vs Men

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Bone density at the hip declined twice as quickly in HIV-infected eomen vs men.

Reducing Osteoarthritic Pain: Diclofenac the Most Effective NSAID

Reducing Osteoarthritic Pain: Diclofenac the Most Effective NSAID

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Diclofenac used at the maximum dos of 150 mg/day was shown to be the most effective NSAID for the treatment of osteoarthritis.

Hip Arthroplasty Risk in Men Higher With Increased Dairy Product Consumption

Hip Arthroplasty Risk in Men Higher With Increased Dairy Product Consumption

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Hip osteoarthritis risk may be increased by a higher rate of dairy product consumption.

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.

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