Distal femoral medial closing wedge osteotomy for degenerative valgus knee : mid-term results in active patients.
Distal femoral medial closing wedge osteotomy for degenerative valgus knee : mid-term results in active patients. Acta Orthop Belg. 2017 Mar;83(1):140-145 Authors: Buda R, Castagnini F, Gorgolini G, Baldassarri M, Vannini F Abstract Distal femoral medial closing wedge osteotomy (DFMCWO) may be a valuable treatment for arthritic valgus knees in young and active adults, with the possible aim of procrastinating knee replacement. 32 valgus knees (mean age : 41.4±11.2) treated with DFMCWO were retrospectively reviewed. All the knees had a lateral compartment osteoarthritis graded I-II-III according to Kellgren Lawrence classification. 20 knees had osteochondral lesions, treated with microfractures (8) or bone marrow derived cells transplantation (12). Patients were clinically (IKDC, KOOS, NRS, Tegner) and radiologically evaluated. A mean follow-up of 62.12±15.65 was achieved. KOOS score peaked at 24 months, showed a decremental trend, achieved a final results of 79,59±17,14. Similar trend was evident for IKDC. The final NRS score was 2.73±1.82 ; the final Tegner score was 4.81±1.56. Radiographs showed degenerative progression in 5 knees : 2 patients underwent knee replacement at the final follow-up. DFMCWO is an effective treatment to treat osteoarthritic symptomatology, delay degenerative progression and avoid knee replacement in valgus knees at mid-term follow-up. PMID: 29322906 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusions: The GEPARDa version has proven to be a diagnostic tool with excellent performance so that it can be considered a valid tool for the detection of PsA in Argentinian patients.Dermatology
Rheumatoid arthritis patients are at increased risk for periprosthetic joint infection after arthroplasty. The reason is multifactorial. Nasal colonization with Staphylococcus aureus is a modifiable risk factor; carriage rates in RA patients is unknown. The goal of this study was to determine the S. aureus nasal carriage rates of RA patients on biologics, RA patients on traditional DMARDs, and osteoarthritis.
CONCLUSION: Despite lack of evidence for use of medical cannabis in rheumatology patients, we acknowledge the need to provide empathetic and pragmatic guidance for patient care. This position statement aims to facilitate the dialogue between patients and healthcare professionals in a mutually respectful manner to ensure harm reduction for patients and society. PMID: 30647183 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: Compared to a matched population, persons with RA present with increased prevalence of numerous comorbidities. Patients with RA and multimorbidity are at risk of insufficient rheumatological care and poorer patient-reported outcomes. PMID: 30647170 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Arthritis is a common cause of chronic musculoskeletal pain and disability; especially across ageing populations. Arthritis has traditionally been classified as either inflammatory (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis; RA) or non-inflammatory (e.g. osteoarthritis; OA, the commonest reason for joint replacement surgery). RA is a systemic, autoimmune condition with a predilection for synovial joints of the hands and feet. Synovitis (inflammation of the joint lining) contributes to pain, and also leads to joint damage.
AbstractIntroduction and objectivesThe nail unit is a subject of interest in several diseases, often involving different medical fields. Even if few data are available for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, no data regarding ultrasonography and imaging are present for other degenerative and inflammatory conditions. The aim of this study was to explore through imaging the changes of nail and enthesis in inflammatory and degenerative conditions in order to find qualitative and quantitative changes related to distal interphalangeal joints.MethodsThe study sample was composed of 51 patients affected by psoriatic arthritis, 31 ...
ConclusionAcid concentration and oxidative stress agents were high in inflammation group and their levels were much higher in obesity. It is claimed that obesity cause oxidative stress and acidosis in arthritis patients. Valine was found to be the only BCAA molecule whose concentration has significantly different in KOA patients. The relation between KOA and obesity was firstly investigated with metabolomics method.
ConclusionOur results show that MJL induces OA lesions and a robust pain phenotype that can be reversed using analgesics known to alleviate OA pain in patients. This establishes the use of MJL as an alternative model for osteoarthritic pain.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Accumulation of advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) is involved in age-related osteoarthritis (OA). Glyoxalase (Glo)-1 is the main enzyme involved in the removal of AGE precursors, especially carboxymethyl-...
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