Reply to: “Bio-optimized Curcuma longa extract is efficient on knee osteoarthritis pain: a double-blind multicenter randomized placebo controlled three-arm study”
ConclusionIn patients with symptomatic knee OA, the presence of knee CC did not affect the risk of arthroplasty or disease progression at 5 years.
The wrist is not commonly aspirated in the emergency department, but emergent arthrocentesis may be indicated for extreme or concerning cases, and tapping the wrist to determine the underlying pathology or relieve pain may be of great value. The synovial fluid from the joint space can be analyzed for crystals, infection, and blood. This information may help determine the overall plan and aid in decision-making and consultation. The ultimate treatment plan may include admission, intravenous antibiotics, multiple aspirations, and even surgical washout.A swollen, painful wrist that is hot to the touch is concerning for sep...
Conclusion: The current review identified strong, high-quality evidence to recommend hip muscle strengthening in the conservative management of persons with knee OA. Further research is needed to establish the underlying mechanisms for the clinical benefits.
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.
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]
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]
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.
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]
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...
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]