Use of recommended non-surgical knee osteoarthritis management in patients prior to totalv knee arthroplasty: a cross-sectional study.

CONCLUSION: In a large cross-sectional analysis of knee OA patients scheduled for TKA, 40% of individuals reported having not received core recommended non-surgical treatments. Older individuals, men and those with less education had lower odds of having used recommended non-surgical OA treatments. PMID: 31732554 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: J Rheumatol - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research

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Abstract Physicians often overlook exercise as a treatment or prophylactic measure for many common diseases and ailments. It can be used to treat comorbidities including obesity, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, cancer, and low back pain. Education on the general physical activity guidelines as well as easy exercise prescription methods can improve the ability of physicians to prescribe exercise as a therapeutic option. In addition, identifying barriers to compliance with exercise and ways to overcome these barriers is also necessary in...
Source: The Medical Clinics of North America - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Med Clin North Am Source Type: research
In conclusion, this study suggests that epigenetic age acceleration is significantly associated with lung function in women older than 50 years. We hypothesised that this could be due to menopause. However, we have observed that menopause has minimal effect and therefore there is possibility of other unknown physiological factors at older age in females mediating the epigenetic age acceleration effect on lung function. While, it is still unknown what exactly epigenetic aging from DNA methylation measures, this study suggests it can be utilised as one of the important factors to assess women's lung health in old age. DNA me...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
High tibial osteotomy for unilateral medial knee osteoarthritis unloads the osteoarthritic area, gives pain relief, and may prevent later osteoarthritis if performed for the ideal indications. The risk of conversion of high tibial osteotomy to total knee arthroplasty is higher if osteoarthritis has advanced too far and for overweight persons, cigarette smokers, older patients, female patients, patients with a high level of comorbidity, and patients with under-correction of the varus malalignment.
Source: Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Editorial Commentary Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Pain Research - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Journal of Pain Research Source Type: research
This study was undertaken to quantify the contribution of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) –evidenced changes in pain‐sensitive structures, bone marrow lesions (BMLs), and synovitis, and changes in pain sensitization or depressive symptoms, to knee pain improvement after substantial weight loss.MethodsMorbidly obese patients with knee pain on most days were evaluated before bariatric surgery or medical weight management and at 1 ‐year follow‐up for BMLs and synovitis seen on MRI, the pressure pain threshold (PPT) at the patella and the right wrist, depressive symptoms (using the Center for Epidemiologic Studies...
Source: Arthritis and Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
ConclusionsKT plus quadriceps strengthening exercise does not offer advantages for improvement of pain compared with quadriceps strengthening exercise alone in knee OA.ResumenAntecedentesLos efectos benéficos del ejercicio en el tratamiento de la osteoartritis (OA) de rodilla han sido verificados en varios estudios. El vendaje kinesiológico o kinesiotaping (KT) se ha popularizado debido a la reducción de la presión local y el aumento de la circulación, lo que resulta en disminución del dolor.ObjetivoDeterminar la efectividad clínica de la terapia de fortalecimiento en conjun...
Source: Reumatologia Clinica - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewDespite perceptions that osteoarthritis only affects older adults, many people develop osteoarthritis before 65  years of age and live decades with pain and disability. It is critical to understand why some adults develop osteoarthritis early in life and the consequences of aging with osteoarthritis.Recent FindingsOver half of people diagnosed with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis are under 65  years of age. Key risk factors are joint injury, certain occupations (e.g., tactical athletes), obesity, and aberrant hip shape. Young adults with osteoarthritis report significant mental health con...
Source: Current Epidemiology Reports - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur findings suggest the existence of homogeneous subgroups of participants and support the utility of identifying patterns of characteristics/risk factors that may cluster together and using them to identify subgroups of people who may be at a higher risk of developing and/or progressing OA.Key Points• Complex interplay among characteristics/factors leads to conflicting evidence between ambulatory activity and knee osteoarthritis.• Distinct subgroups are identifiable based on ambulatory activity, body mass index, knee pain, and comorbidities.• Identifying subgroups can be used to determine those ...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
The aim of this systematic review was to identify principles of exercise interventions associated with improved physical function, weight management or musculoskeletal pain relief among young and middle-aged a...
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Physicians often overlook exercise as a treatment or prophylactic measure for many common diseases and ailments. It can be used to treat comorbidities including obesity, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, cancer, and low back pain. Education on the general physical activity guidelines as well as easy exercise prescription methods can improve the ability of physicians to prescribe exercise as a therapeutic option. In addition, identifying barriers to compliance with exercise and ways to overcome these barriers is also necessary in order to use ther...
Source: Medical Clinics of North America - Category: Primary Care Authors: Source Type: research
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