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Listening to 'noisy knees' to diagnose osteoarthritis: The first human cohort study
A new way of diagnosing and assessing knee osteoarthritis (OA) has moved a step closer with a major study paving the way for its use in research and clinical practice. (2019-10-16)
Steroid injections of hip and knee may damage joints
Corticosteroid injections used to treat osteoarthritis pain in the hip and knee may be more dangerous than previously thought, according to a new special report. (2019-10-15)
New evidence that hip and knee steroid injections more dangerous than thought
A new study reveals that commonly given hip and knee steroid intra-articular injections may be harmful in some patients with at-risk conditions or may cause complications that are not well understood. (2019-10-15)
Osteoarthritis can increase your risk for social isolation
In a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, researchers examined information from the European Project on OSteoArthritis (EPOSA) study. (2019-10-15)
Study examines care for knee osteoarthritis in the United States
A new study published in Arthritis Care & Research provides an overview of US physicians' recommendations for physical therapy, lifestyle counseling, pain medications for treating knee osteoarthritis. (2019-10-09)
Experimental growth factor shows promise for treating knee osteoarthritis
A new experimental growth factor therapy appears to prevent a worsening of osteoarthritis by increasing the thickness of cartilage in the knee joint and preventing further loss, according to results from an early clinical trial that were published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (2019-10-08)
Task force provides insights and direction on cell-based therapies
A new report published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research and concurrently in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research highlights the latest advances in cell-based therapies for the treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system, such as arthritis and osteoporosis, and it identifies key unanswered questions that should be addressed through ongoing research. (2019-09-23)
Simple computational models can help predict post-traumatic osteoarthritis
Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland, in collaboration with the University of California in San Francisco, Cleveland Clinic, the University of Queensland, the University of Oulu and Kuopio University Hospital, have developed a method to predict post-traumatic osteoarthritis in patients with ligament ruptures using a simplified computational model. (2019-08-20)
Joint lubricating fluid plays key role in osteoarthritic pain, study finds
A team at the University of Cambridge has shown how, in osteoarthritis patients, the viscous lubricant that ordinarily allows our joints to move smoothly triggers a pain response from nerve cells similar that caused by chilli peppers. (2019-08-14)
Comparison between major types of arthritis based on diagnostic ultrasonography
Ultrasound is a non-invasive and relatively inexpensive means of diagnosing a number of medical conditions. (2019-08-09)
Many risk factors contribute to worsening of quality of life in people with knee OA
A new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that the health-related quality of life of most people who have or have a higher risk of knee osteoarthritis remained unchanged over an eight-year trajectory. (2019-08-08)
Pain medications linked to higher cardiovascular risks in patients with osteoarthritis
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can help to control the pain and inflammation in individuals with osteoarthritis (OA), but a new Arthritis & Rheumatology study suggests that NSAIDs contribute to cardiovascular side effects in these patients. (2019-08-07)
'Kneeding' a break: First evidence ACL injuries an overuse failure
Repetitive knee stress and failure to accommodate sufficient rest between periods of strenuous exercise may be key factors behind the rapid rise in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in world sport, a new international study has found. (2019-07-23)
Increased use of partial knee replacement could save the NHS £30 million per year
New research from a randomised clinical trial published today in The Lancet and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) shows that partial knee replacements (PKR) are as good as total knee replacements (TKR), whilst being more cost effective. (2019-07-17)
Osteoarthritis linked to higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have investigated the link between osteoarthritis and mortality in an epidemiological study. (2019-07-16)
High rates of opioid prescriptions for osteoarthritis
Opioids work against severe pain but the risks of side effects and addiction are high. (2019-07-08)
Scaffold helps cells repair torn meniscus in lab tests
About a million times a year, Americans with a torn meniscus in their knee undergo surgery in hopes of a repair. (2019-06-19)
Synthetic joint lubricant holds promise for osteoarthritis
A new type of treatment for osteoarthritis, currently in canine clinical trials, shows promise for eventual use in humans. (2019-06-19)
Patients at a reduced risk of venous thromboembolism and persistent pain after partial versus total knee replacement
The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) demonstrate reduced risk of venous thromboembolism and persistent pain, but increased risk of revision in partial versus total knee replacement in patients with osteoarthritis. (2019-06-13)
Low-dose prednisolone significantly improves pain symptoms and function in hand osteoarthritis
The results of the low-dose prednisolone in patients with hand osteoarthritis (HOPE) study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) show that low-dose prednisolone significantly improves pain and function in patients with painful hand osteoarthritis. (2019-06-12)
New device sheds light on mechanism, efficacy of arthritis treatment
The debate over how one of the most popular osteoarthritis treatments should be federally regulated could change, thanks to a Cornell University study and a new device that provides a better understanding of the science behind hyaluronic acid (HA) injections. (2019-06-03)
Weight loss medicines underutilized by veterans
Despite the availability of new weight management medications and several clinical guidelines recommending their use as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for obesity, a new study has found that their use is extremely low (about one percent) among eligible Veterans. (2019-05-15)
Glucosamine supplements may be linked to lower risk of cardiovascular disease
Regular use of glucosamine supplements may be related to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events, suggests an analysis of data from the UK Biobank study, published in The BMJ today. (2019-05-14)
Pre-op daily life disability may predict poor outcome after hip replacement
A new Johns Hopkins Medicine study looking at medical records of more than 43,000 US adults with hip-joint damaging osteoarthritis suggests that those who cannot perform daily activities independently before total hip replacement surgery are more likely to have poorer outcomes after surgery. (2019-04-23)
Stem Cell trial for osteoarthritis patients reduces pain, improves quality of life
In the first North American stem cell clinical trial for osteoarthritis of the knee patients, 12 patients were given injections of their own stem cells and followed for 12 months. (2019-04-12)
In mice, eliminating damaged mitochondria alleviates chronic inflammatory disease
Treatment with a choline kinase inhibitor prompts immune cells to clear away damaged mitochondria, thus reducing NLRP3 inflammasome activation and preventing inflammation. (2019-04-11)
Just an hour of weekly walking staves off disability
Just one hour a week of brisk walking -- as if you are late to an appointment or trying to make a train -- staves off disability in older adults with arthritis pain, or aching or stiffness in a knee, hip, ankle or foot, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. (2019-04-01)
Rejuvenation of aging cells helps to cure osteoarthritis through gene therapy
Recently, scientists from the Institute of Zoology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Peking University and the Institute of Biophysics of CAS, found a protein factor, CBX4, safeguarded hMSCs against cellular senescence through the regulation of nucleolar architecture and function. (2019-03-27)
Exercise helps prevent cartilage damage caused by arthritis
Exercise helps to prevent the degradation of cartilage caused by osteoarthritis, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London. (2019-03-27)
Disease burden in osteoarthritis is similar to rheumatoid arthritis
Osteoarthritis (OA) has traditionally been viewed as a highly prevalent but milder condition when compared with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and some may believe that it is part of a normal aging process requiring acceptance, not treatment. (2019-03-20)
Patients with irreparable rotator cuff tears may have another surgical option
The arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction (SCR) surgical technique offers patients with irreparable rotator cuff tears restored shoulder function and the opportunity to return to sports and physically-demanding work, according to research presented today at the AOSSM/AANA Specialty Day in Las Vegas, Nevada. (2019-03-16)
Knee pain not linked with activity levels in adults with knee osteoarthritis
Knee pain was not associated with daily walking levels in an Arthritis Care & Research study of individuals with mild to moderate symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. (2019-03-06)
Texas A&M researchers develop new therapeutic approach to treating osteoarthritis
Researchers from Texas A&M University, led by Dr. Akhilesh K. (2019-02-19)
Animal venoms are sources in the search for new medicines
The study of natural toxins and their derivatives may help in the development of medicines to treat diseases like cancer and osteoarthritis, says coordinator of the Center of Excellence in New Target Discovery. (2019-02-14)
MRI and computer modeling reveals how wrist bones move
We use our wrists constantly, but how do they work? (2019-02-13)
Drug shows promise to treat diet-induced osteoarthritis
Scientists from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia, have found that a drug derived from omega-3 fatty acids can reduce osteoarthritis inflammation that's been caused by a high-fat diet. (2019-01-29)
Study examines long-term opioid use in patients with severe osteoarthritis
New research published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, an official journal of the American College of Rheumatology, reveals that prescription opioids are commonly used long-term to treat pain in older patients with severe osteoarthritis. (2019-01-28)
Does classification system help with clinical decisions about hip surgery?
Determining which patients can benefit from hip preservation surgery (rather than hip replacement surgery) is challenging, but the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recently published a hip preservation surgery appropriateness classification system. (2019-01-24)
3D printing may help treat osteoarthritis
In a Journal of Orthopaedic Research study, scientists used 3D printing to repair bone in the joints of mini-pigs, an advance that may help to treat osteoarthritis in humans. (2019-01-24)
Genetic study reveals possible new routes to treating osteoarthritis
In the largest genetic study of osteoarthritis to date, scientists have uncovered 52 new genetic changes linked to the disease, which doubles the number of genetic regions associated with the disabling condition. (2019-01-21)
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