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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Zilretta Benefits 'Real-World' Patients With Knee OA, Says Study

Zilretta Benefits 'Real-World' Patients With Knee OA, Says Study

Interim data have been released from a phase 3b, open-label study that evaluated the safety and tolerability of repeat administration of Zilretta in patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Prevalence of Arthritis Assessed in the United States

Prevalence of Arthritis Assessed in the United States

Men, non-Hispanic blacks, and participants with low income or obesity had the most pronounced decrease in RA prevalence.

Tibiofemoral MRI May Be Predictive of Radiographic Knee OA in Overweight, Obese Women

Tibiofemoral MRI May Be Predictive of Radiographic Knee OA in Overweight, Obese Women

Researchers sought to determine the predictive value of tibiofemoral MRI, patellofemoral MRI, and KLG1 for the incidence of clinical or radiographic knee OA.

GI Safety Compared for NSAIDs in Patients With Arthritis

GI Safety Compared for NSAIDs in Patients With Arthritis

The randomized, double-blind, controlled trial (N=24,081) included patients with rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis who required chronic NSAID treatment.

Intramuscular Triamcinolone Acetate Injection for OA Hip Pain

Intramuscular Triamcinolone Acetate Injection for OA Hip Pain

In patients with painful hip osteoarthritis, an intramuscular glucocorticoid injection may effectively alleviate hip pain in the short-term.

Subcutaneous vs Intravenous Tanezumab for Knee, Hip Osteoarthritis

Subcutaneous vs Intravenous Tanezumab for Knee, Hip Osteoarthritis

Intravenous and subcutaneous administration of tanezumab may provide similar analgesia and tolerability in patients with hip or knee osteoarthritis.

Bariatric Surgery Lessens Knee OA Pain More in Certain Patients

Bariatric Surgery Lessens Knee OA Pain More in Certain Patients

Laparoscopic gastric band surgery is associated with more improvement in knee osteoarthritis in younger patients and in patients without prior knee injury.

Intra-articular Knee Injection Increases Intraocular Pressure in Osteoarthritis

Intra-articular Knee Injection Increases Intraocular Pressure in Osteoarthritis

Intraocular pressure was increased in patients who underwent a triamcinolone steroid knee injection, but not in patients who received a hyaluronic acid knee injection.

Total Hip Arthroplasty Revision Rate Examined From 2007 to 2013

Total Hip Arthroplasty Revision Rate Examined From 2007 to 2013

Patients aged 45 to 64 had an increase in the total hip arthroplasty revision rate from 2007 to 2013.

Reproductive, Hormonal Factors Affect Risk for Total Knee Arthroplasty in Women

Reproductive, Hormonal Factors Affect Risk for Total Knee Arthroplasty in Women

Researchers sought to identify associations of female reproductive factors with incidence of total knee arthroplasty in osteoarthritis.