Comparison of three sets of clinical classification criteria for knee osteoarthritis: A cross-sectional study of 13,459 patients treated in primary care

To determine and compare the proportion of patients treated in a primary care setting that have knee osteoarthritis (OA) according to the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR), the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) clinical classification criteria.
Source: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

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This article identifies 11 running-related questions that patients may ask and provides information to help answer those questions. This review discusses data on the health benefits of running, common running injuries, the relationship between running and osteoarthritis, recommendations regarding running after orthopaedic surgery, running shoes, and other questions that may arise when treating the running athlete. PMID: 31613816 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Am Acad Orthop Surg Source Type: research
BOSTON (CBS) – Many Americans with aching joints are offered steroid injections to help ease their pain, but local researchers say those shots are causing more harm. Steroid injections, often combined with a local anesthetic, are commonly used to treat hip and knee pain associated with osteoarthritis.  Researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine reviewed data on hundreds of joint injections performed in 2018 and found that, in some patients, those shots were associated with acceleration of the arthritis, fractures, and bone loss. The researchers say that, while more study is needed, radiologists and ...
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Condition:   Knee Osteoarthritis Intervention:   Device: CyMedica e-vive NMES Sponsor:   CyMedica Orthopedics, Inc Recruiting
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ConclusionLWAT is a reliable procedure that provides sustained protection against patello-femoral dislocation and good functional scores when used to treat patello-femoral instability due to trochlear dysplasia. Our results do not support claims that LWAT may be associated with high rates of severe osteoarthritis even after more than 20 years.Level of evidenceIV, retrospective observational study with no control group.
Source: Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
A theme of recent years is the discovery of processes of regrowth that operate in mammalian tissues long thought to be non-regenerative. In this case, researchers have found a mechanism of regeneration that operates in cartilage, albeit not to the degree that would be helpful for recovery from more serious injury or the wear of aging. Still, where a mechanism exists at all, it should be possible to find ways to enhance its operation. This work is interesting for the resemblance that this regenerative process bears to the way in which salamanders regrow lost organ tissue. Finding ways to bring that sort of exceptional regen...
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To investigate the association of postprandial and fasting plasma saturated fatty acid (SFAs), monounsaturated fatty acid (MUFAs) and polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFAs) concentrations with hand and knee osteoarthritis (OA).
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To investigate the incidence and progression rate of radiographic hip osteoarthritis (OA) and its risk factors in Japanese men and women using a large-scale population of a nationwide cohort study, Research on Osteoarthritis/osteoporosis Against Disability (ROAD).
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Tramadol has been widely used among patients with osteoarthritis (OA); however, there is paucity of information on its cardiovascular risk. We aimed to examine the association of tramadol with risk of myocardial infarction (MI) among patients with OA.
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An increasing number of patients use the Internet to obtain health information, although online information is unregulated and highly variable. We aimed to assess the readability, quality, and content of online information available for “stem cell” injections for knee osteoarthritis (OA).
Source: The Journal of Arthroplasty - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionAs expected, the postoperative hip function is similar, but patients’ preference is not. The latter result might be true or possibly influenced by preoperative psychological factors and mental health. The DAA and the posterolateral or direct lateral approaches have shown to lead to a similar hip function, but a majority of patients subjectively prefer the DAA.Level of evidenceIII.
Source: Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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