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Subchondral Pathology Independently Associated With Knee Osteoarthritis

Subchondral Pathology Independently Associated With Knee Osteoarthritis

Data show that subchondral pathology was associated with symptomatic knee OA independently of chondropathy and synovitis.

Lutikizumab May Not Improve Pain, Inflammation in Knee Osteoarthritis

Lutikizumab May Not Improve Pain, Inflammation in Knee Osteoarthritis

Lutikizumab may not improve pain or inflammation in patients with knee osteoarthritis and concomitant synovitis.

Opioid Use Varies by State Among Patients With Osteoarthritis

Opioid Use Varies by State Among Patients With Osteoarthritis

Researchers observed substantial statewide variation in rates of treatment with long-term opioid therapy in osteoarthritis.

Heberden Nodes Linked to Structural Progression in Knee Osteoarthritis

Heberden Nodes Linked to Structural Progression in Knee Osteoarthritis

The presence of Heberden nodes may be predictive of increased MRI-based periarticular bone area expansion.

Tanezumab Beneficial in Second Phase 3 Osteoarthritis Pain Trial

Tanezumab Beneficial in Second Phase 3 Osteoarthritis Pain Trial

Tanezumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody that selectively targets, binds to, and inhibits nerve growth factor (NGF).

Pain Catastrophizing Associated With Quality of Life in Hip Osteoarthritis

Pain Catastrophizing Associated With Quality of Life in Hip Osteoarthritis

Pre-surgical pain catastrophizing may be independently associated with quality of life in patients with severe hip osteoarthritis.

Texting Intervention Engages Patients After Joint Arthroplasty

Texting Intervention Engages Patients After Joint Arthroplasty

A text-messaging bot is effective for increasing patient engagement after primary total knee or hip arthroplasty.

LDL Cholesterol, BMI May Be Linked to Risk for Osteoarthritis

LDL Cholesterol, BMI May Be Linked to Risk for Osteoarthritis

Data show a causal association between lower LDL cholesterol and increased risk for osteoarthritis.

Meniscal Damage Predicts Development of Accelerated Knee Osteoarthritis

Meniscal Damage Predicts Development of Accelerated Knee Osteoarthritis

Investigators suggest a possible link between accelerated knee osteoarthritis and destabilizing meniscal tears in ≥2 areas along with other pathologies.

Radiographic Knee Osteoarthritis Tied to Increased Mortality Risk

Radiographic Knee Osteoarthritis Tied to Increased Mortality Risk

Radiographic knee osteoarthritis is associated with an increased risk for mortality from cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and renal diseases, but self-reported OA is not.