New strategy for treating arthritis discovered
20 hours ago
Arthritis patients could one day benefit from a novel form of medicine, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Their early study indicates that arthritic cartilage, previously thought to be impenetrable ...
Osteoarthritis finding sheds light on hyaluronic acid injection controversy
Nov 25, 2015
A discovery by Cornell bioengineers is shedding new light on the controversy surrounding a common treatment for osteoarthritis that has divided the medical community over its effectiveness.
Confusion surrounding osteoarthritis in primary care
Nov 24, 2015
(HealthDay)—There is confusion between patients and doctors about osteoarthritis (OA) and its context within multimorbidity, according to a study published in the November/December issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.
New early warning sign of knee osteoarthritis
Nov 23, 2015
People who are at higher risk to develop knee osteoarthritis (OA) from being overweight or having injured their knee in the past may have normal x-rays, but worsening lesions or damage appearing on their MRIs predicts a significantly ...
Diagnosing osteoarthritis before it appears
Nov 19, 2015
Arthritis is the leading cause of long-term disability in Canada, with osteoarthritis being the most common form of the disease. It is estimated that 14.2 per cent of Canadians suffer from osteoarthritis.
Three-month efficacy data predicts six-month RA Tx efficacy
Nov 18, 2015
(HealthDay)—For patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 50 responses measured at three months can predict six-month treatment efficacy, according to research published online ...
Knee bracing no benefit over nonoperative program in knee OA
Nov 17, 2015
(HealthDay)—For patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA), knee bracing offers no benefit over a multidisciplinary nonoperative program, according to a study published online Nov. 12 in the International Journal of Rheumatic ...
ACR: resistance training program beneficial in hand osteoarthritis
Nov 10, 2015
(HealthDay)—A progressive resistance strength training program can improve some aspects of hand osteoarthritis (OA), such as pain, function, and treatment satisfaction, according to a study presented at the annual meeting ...
Knee arthritis: Steroid shots may not help long-term, ozone injections promising
Nov 10, 2015
(HealthDay)—Millions of aging Americans are plagued by arthritic knees, and two new studies offer insight into what might—or might not—help curb the condition.
ACR: chondroitin sulfate cuts cartilage volume loss in knee OA
Nov 10, 2015
(HealthDay)—For patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA), chondroitin sulfate (CS) is associated with additional benefits in terms of cartilage volume loss (CVL) compared with celecoxib, according to a study presented at ...