Are There Differences in Gait Mechanics in Patients With A Fixed Versus Mobile Bearing Total Ankle Arthroplasty? A Randomized Trial.

CONCLUSIONS: To our knowledge, this is the first randomized study to report the observed effect size comparing improvements in outcome measures between fixed and mobile bearing implant types. This study was statistically powered to detect large effects and descriptively analyze observed effect sizes. Based on our results there were no statistically or clinically meaningful differences between the fixed and mobile bearing implants when examining gait mechanics and pain 1 year after TAA. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level II, therapeutic study. PMID: 28589334 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Clin Orthop Relat Res Source Type: research

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ConclusionsDisease burden in patients with PsA or axSpA was comparable to or greater than that in patients with RA on the basis of common patient-reported outcome measures but appeared lower when assessed using RA disease activity measures, suggesting that disease-specific approaches to care are needed to optimize disease management.FundingThis study was sponsored by Corrona, LLC, and financial support was provided by Novartis. The Rapid Service Fee was funded by Novartis.Plain Language SummaryPlain language summary available for this article.
Source: Rheumatology and Therapy - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Rheumatologists highly valued patient-reported RA symptoms and physical function to inform their treatment decisions, even above objective data such as physical findings and test results. These results can guide the selection of validated PRO measures to assess these domains to inform the clinical care of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. PMID: 31517249 [PubMed]
Source: Pain Physician - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: BMC Rheumatol Source Type: research
Eating vegetables may help soothe the pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis. A plant-based diet can help with weight loss and relieve the inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research.
Source: Health News - UPI.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: CRME has regulatory effects on inflammatory factors, the histone family, chemokines and their ligands that are related to RA-related cytokines, the RA pathway, the TNF signaling pathway, the Toll receptor-like signaling pathway, the chemokine signaling pathways and other pathways are related to the course of RA. PMID: 31521702 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Gene - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Gene Source Type: research
Our body is flexible due the joints. These joints connect two bones, provide support and help in the body parts movement. Joint pain is a feeling of discomfort, aches and soreness in any of our body ’s joint. There have been lots of cases of people having aches in their joints. These joint pains are due to injuries affecting the ligaments, bursae, or tendons surrounding the joint. Pain in the joints is also due to infection and inflammation and in an extremely rare case because of cancer. It becomes extremely painful when you try to move your body parts suffering this pain.There are different conditions which are res...
Source: radRounds - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 9 September 2019Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Ramin Pourakbari, Meysam Khodadadi, Ali Aghebati-Maleki, Leili Aghebati-Maleki, Mehdi YousefiAbstractOsteoarthritis is a prevalent worldwide joint disease, which demonstrates a remarkable adverse effect on the patients' life modality. Medicinal agents, exclusively nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), have been routinely applied in the clinic. But, their effects are restricted to pain control with insignificant effects on cartilage renovation, which would finally lead to cartilage destruction. In the field of regenerative medicine, ...
Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Authors: Deloch L, Fuchs J, Rückert M, Fietkau R, Frey B, Gaipl US Abstract Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a multifactorial autoimmune disease whose main hallmark is inflammation and destruction of the joints. Two cell types within the synovium that play an important role in RA are fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) and macrophages. The latter innate immune cells show a high plasticity in their phenotype and are central in inflammatory processes. Low-dose radiotherapy (LD-RT) with particularly a single dose of 0.5 Gy has been demonstrated to have a positive impact on pain, inflammation, and bone in inflam...
Source: Journal of Immunology Research - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: J Immunol Res Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 5 September 2019Source: International Journal of Surgery Case ReportsAuthor(s): Wildan Latief, Elfikri AsrilAbstractIntroductionMycobacterium tuberculosis causes infection in approximately one-third of the world's population. Arthritis due to Mycobacteriurn tuberculosis usually presents as a chronic, slowly progressive, monoarticular infection that predominantly involves the weight-bearing joints and the spine. The hand and wrist are rare sites for tuberculosis (TB) and comprises of
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractTo investigate the relation between joint involvement in the upper extremities and grip force in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA). An inception cohort of 225 patients with early RA was followed according to a structured protocol. The same rheumatologist assessed all patients for swollen joints and joint tenderness. Grip force was measured (Grippit; AB Detektor, Gothenburg, Sweden) at the same visit. Average grip force values for the dominant hand were expressed as % of expected, based on age- and sex-specific reference values from the literature. Associations between grip force and current synovitis or...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
AbstractPolymyalgia rheumatica is an inflammatory rheumatic disease of the elderly characterised by pain and stiffness in the neck and pelvic girdle, and is the second most common inflammatory rheumatic condition in this age group, after rheumatoid arthritis. Polymyalgia rheumatica can occur independently or in association with giant cell arteritis, which is the most common form of primary vasculitis. The diagnosis of polymyalgia rheumatica is usually based on clinical presentation and increase of inflammatory markers. There are no pathognomonic findings that can confirm the diagnosis. However, different imaging techniques...
Source: Drugs and Aging - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
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