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Conclusion: Muscle strength as measured by grip strength and knee extension was statistically significantly correlated with the WOMAC scores in patients with knee symptoms regardless of whether radiologic signs of knee osteoarthritis were observed.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Musculoskeletal disorders and symptoms occur frequently. The burden of complaints and diagnoses is comparable to previous population-based surveys. PMID: 32189044 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Most patients showed improved activity levels. Satisfaction levels were higher in young males with large femoral head size. Patients with a higher preoperative work level are expected to have a higher return to work rate. PMID: 32157914 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Hip International - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Hip Int Source Type: research
Several reports in the literature have identified an association between cortisol levels and the presence of chronic pain in conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, low back pain or whiplash. In contrast, few have examined the association of cortisol and pain in people with osteoarthritis (OA). The purpose of this systematic review was to verify the association between cortisol and pain in the OA population.
Source: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: Our short-term follow-up evaluation shows that hip arthroscopy for pediatric and adolescent hip disorder is a less invasive and safe procedure. It appears to be effective in improving functional impairment caused by femoroacetabular impingement between the deformed femoral head and acetabulum or intra-articular focal problems in pediatric and adolescent hip disorders. PMID: 32117544 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research
There is ample evidence to show that physical activity (PA; defined as “any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires energy expenditure”) and exercise therapy (defined as “a regimen or plan of physical activities designed and prescribed for specific therapeutic goals”) improve pain, function and other key outcomes for individuals with knee ost eoarthritis (OA), yet many patients with knee OA are insufficiently active1,2. In the USA, only 61% of patients with arthritis report that a health professional “ever suggested PA or exercise” to help with joint symptoms, and refe...
Source: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
We report a case of 26-year-old woman with left breast cancer referred for 18F-NaF PET-CT. She is complaining of right thumb and wrist pain. Findings are negative for bone secondaries. Dedicated hands views are acquired on positron emission scanner which shows focal uptake at 1st carpometacarpcal and 2nd metacarpophalangeal joints. Findings are likely due to active arthritic changes due to repetitive strain injury caused by excess text messaging (textitis). PMID: 32111663 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: J Nucl Med Technol Source Type: research
The study aims to evaluate the clinical outcomes and surgery survivorship for over 10 years following patellar resurfacing or nonresurfacing in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in a cohort of Chinese patients. From 1998 to 2003, 355 patients underwent primary TKA in our institute. The survivorship of TKA between the patellar resurfacing and nonresurfacing groups and the clinical outcome of Hospital for Special Surgery knee score, Western Ontario and McMaster Universities index score, patellar score, patellar related complications, and radiological results were studied at latest follow-up. There was no statistically signific...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
Authors: Berenbaum F, Walker C Abstract Globally, osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent arthritic condition in those aged over 60 years. OA has a high impact on patient disability and is associated with a significant economic burden. Pain is the most common first sign of disease and the leading cause of disability. Data demonstrating the increasing global prevalence of OA, together with a greater understanding of the burden of the disease, have led to a reassessment of the seriousness of OA and calls for the designation of OA as a serious disease in line with the diseases impact on comorbidity, disability,...
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research
This study aimed to evaluate the validity of the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index Short Form (WOMAC-SF) for the assessment of musculoskeletal disorders. We evaluated whether WOMAC-SF correlated with the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 12 (WHODAS-12) and Kaigo-Yobo questionnaires for assessing health-outcomes in Korea. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study used data from the Namgaram-2 cohort. WOMAC, WOMAC-SF, WHODAS-12, and Kaigo-Yobo questionnaires were administered to patients with musculoskeletal disorders, including radiology-confirmed knee osteoarthrit...
Source: Yonsei Medical Journal - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Yonsei Med J Source Type: research
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