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.

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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Differentiation of Knee Pain Phenotypes Among Older Adults

Differentiation of Knee Pain Phenotypes Among Older Adults

A population-based, cohort study was conducted to identify knee pain in a group of older adults.

Knee Effusion Volume Predicts Osteoarthritis Progression and Knee Replacement

Knee Effusion Volume Predicts Osteoarthritis Progression and Knee Replacement

Investigators sought to determine if change in knee effusion volume from baseline to 1 year was predictive of cartilage volume loss and osteoarthritis progression in individuals at risk for osteoarthritis of the knee.

Clinical Comorbidities Up After Arthroscopic Hip Surgery

Clinical Comorbidities Up After Arthroscopic Hip Surgery

Following elective arthroscopic hip surgery, the rate of 7 major clinical comorbidities increases significantly.

No Regional Differences of Stress Distribution in Distal Femur in Advanced Osteoarthritis

No Regional Differences of Stress Distribution in Distal Femur in Advanced Osteoarthritis

Investigators analyzed regional differences in stress distribution on the distal femur in advanced osteoarthritis.

Effects of Concurrent Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis on Bone Quality in Postmenopausal Women

Effects of Concurrent Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis on Bone Quality in Postmenopausal Women

Researchers sought to determine the differences in muscle and bone quality in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, or both.

Triamcinolone Acetonide Extended-Release Effective for Knee OA in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Triamcinolone Acetonide Extended-Release Effective for Knee OA in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Intra-articular injection of triamcinolone acetonide extended-release may be an effective corticosteroid treatment in patients with knee osteoarthritis and comorbid type 2 diabetes.

Pain Severity May Partly Mediate the Association Between Depression and Physical Performance in Knee OA

Pain Severity May Partly Mediate the Association Between Depression and Physical Performance in Knee OA

Pain may partly mediate the observed association between physical performance and depressive symptoms in patients with radiographic knee osteoarthritis.

Exploring the Association Between Quadriceps Strength, Functional Outcomes in Knee Osteoarthritis

Exploring the Association Between Quadriceps Strength, Functional Outcomes in Knee Osteoarthritis

Researchers assessed quadriceps strength and physical function in individuals with knee osteoarthritis.

Replacing Sleep, Sedentary Behavior With Physical Activity Beneficial in Knee Osteoarthritis

Replacing Sleep, Sedentary Behavior With Physical Activity Beneficial in Knee Osteoarthritis

Replacing at least 10 minutes a day of time spent sedentary, asleep, or in light physical activity with moderate physical activity may be associated with significant reductions in bodily pain interference and knee pain in adults at risk for osteoarthritis knee pain.

Effects of Statin Use on Pain Outcomes in Knee Osteoarthritis

Effects of Statin Use on Pain Outcomes in Knee Osteoarthritis

Individuals using statins over 5 years and those using atorvastatin reported a lower risk for future osteoarthritis-related knee pain.