Are Medicare Beneficiaries With Knee Osteoarthritis Receiving Enough Conservative Care? Are Medicare Beneficiaries With Knee Osteoarthritis Receiving Enough Conservative Care?
Nonsurgical care for knee osteoarthritis is uncommon among older adults, especially in regions of the US where total knee arthroplasty rates are high, a large retrospective analysis shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Nonsurgical Knee Arthritis Care Varies Geographically
WEDNESDAY, June 16, 2021 -- Nonsurgical osteoarthritis care is associated with lower rates of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) among elderly Americans with knee osteoarthritis, according to a study published online June 8 in Arthritis&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Is my numb big toe a sign of something sinister? DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions 
DR MARTIN SCURR: The most likely cause is a trapped nerve close to your big toe - possibly triggered by natural wear in the joint, or osteoarthritis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Osteoarthritis increases Parkinson's risk in older adults, study finds
Older adults with osteoarthritis are at increased risk for developing Parkinson's disease later in life, according to a study published Wednesday by the journal Arthritis Care& Research. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Osteoarthritis May Be Linked to Increased Risk for Subsequent Parkinson Disease
WEDNESDAY, June 9, 2021 -- Osteoarthritis (OA) may be associated with the risk for developing Parkinson disease (PD), especially among patients with knee or hip OA, according to a study published online June 8 in Arthritis Care&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study examines care received by patients with knee osteoarthritis
(Wiley) New research reveals that only a minority of U.S. Medicare beneficiaries with knee osteoarthritis in 2005-2010 used non-surgical care such as physical therapy and knee injections, and few were treated by rheumatologists, physiatrists, or pain specialists. The study, which is published in Arthritis& Rheumatology, also found that non-surgical care was more common in regions with low rates of knee replacement surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Osteoarthritis linked to higher Parkinson's disease risk
(Wiley) A study published in Arthritis Care& Research has uncovered an elevated risk of Parkinson's disease in individuals with osteoarthritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ultrasonic backscatter could measure bone health in space
A bone density measurement tool based on ultrasonic backscatter could offe...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Lumbar spine x-ray may not be needed for lower back pain 7T MRI shows promise for sports imaging of injured athletes AI algorithm detects troublesome wrist fractures on x‑rays Weight-bearing CT, 3D analysis can assess knee osteoarthritis Low bone mass, gum disease may be linked in middle age (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 2, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Easing the aches from hand osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome
Several treatments — including OTC drugs, hot or cold compresses, exercises and even surgery — can help you relieve the pain in your hands. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Konkel Source Type: news

DR AMIR KHAN:  Will shark pills, spices or a copper band help soothe my arthritis?
DR AMIR KHAN: This week's patient wants advice about their osteoarthritis which has affected their knees for the past ten years and whether alternative therapies will work. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers Conduct Broad Review of Diagnosis and Treatment of Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - May 27, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Perspective Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Understanding the risks with arthritis pain medications
May is Arthritis Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about the risks associated with arthritis pain medications. Arthritis is a leading cause of pain and disability worldwide. Arthritis pain can interfere with your daily activities and enjoyment of life. The two main types of arthritis -- osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 25, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Beta-Blocker Heart Meds Might Lower Arthritis Risk
TUESDAY, May 18, 2021 -- Commonly used beta blocker heart medicine may also reduce the risk of knee and hip osteoarthritis and pain, a new study suggests. " Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and affects 15% of the general... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 18, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Effects of isometric exercises in reducing fall risk in elderly knee osteoarthritis patients - Aamir M, Rashad A, Suleman TA, Uddin S, Intikhab R, Memon AG, Hussain Z.
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that prompts joint side effects and signs which are related to imperfect joining of articular ligament, related changes in the hidden bones, joint edges, and pain. More than 33.6% affected by age o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Thermal Nerve Radiofrequency Ablation for Knee OA Thermal Nerve Radiofrequency Ablation for Knee OA
Is this procedure a safe and effective treatment option for knee osteoarthritis? How does it compare with other nonsurgical treatments?Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Which Comes First in Osteoarthritis: The Damage or the Pain? Which Comes First in Osteoarthritis: The Damage or the Pain?
Osteoarthritis experts debate whether pain is the result of joint damage or a cause of it.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Insoles or Braces Show Best Pain Relief for Knee OA Insoles or Braces Show Best Pain Relief for Knee OA
Meta-analysis finds low-quality evidence for biochemical interventions but favors combination insoles or braces for knee osteoarthritis (OA).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Arthritis diet: Solanine and nightshade vegetables could help to ease symptoms
ARTHRITIS diet: What a person eats will greatly impact their health, but it is far more than just appearance. Consuming foods which increase inflammation in the body can wreak havoc, particularly if a person suffers with arthritis or osteoarthritis. What can you eat to ease arthritis symptoms and potentially reduce the risk of the condition? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IM, IA Steroid Injections Prove Noninferior in Knee OA IM, IA Steroid Injections Prove Noninferior in Knee OA
Intramuscular injections of glucocorticoids achieve a level of pain reduction similar to that of intra-articular injections in patients with knee osteoarthritis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Gene therapy pioneer returns to field, now with potential knee treatment
Gene therapies typically have targeted genetically well-defined diseases. This one, however, takes on osteoarthritis in the knee. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Gene therapy pioneer returns to field, now with potential knee treatment
Gene therapies typically have targeted genetically well-defined diseases. This one, however, takes on osteoarthritis in the knee. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 5, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Dealing with arthritis pain
May is Arthritis Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about a condition that affects approximately 1 in 4 adults in the U.S., which is over 54.4 million men and women. The most common signs and symptoms of arthritis involve the joints. The two main types of arthritis -- osteoarthritis and [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 5, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Weight Cycling Linked to Cartilage Degeneration in Knee OA Weight Cycling Linked to Cartilage Degeneration in Knee OA
Patterns of significant weight loss and gain are associated with more cartilage and bone marrow edema degeneration in patients with knee osteoarthritis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

At-Home, Remotely Supervised Brain Stimulation Offers Pain Relief At-Home, Remotely Supervised Brain Stimulation Offers Pain Relief
At-home, remotely supervised, transcranial direct-current stimulation effectively relieves pain in older patients with osteoarthritis, a small pilot study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - April 30, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Imrecoxib & quot;valuable treatment option & quot; for patients with osteoarthritis in China
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - April 30, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

'Jelly' that could renew damaged knee joints
Scientists hope the jab, using jelly found in donated umbilical cords, will stimulate the growth of cushioning cartilage once injected into the knees of patients with osteoarthritis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA-Arthritis Foundation Osteoarthritis Drug Development Workshop: Assessment of Long-term Benefit - 06/22/2021 - 06/22/2021
FDA-Arthritis Foundation Osteoarthritis Drug Development Workshop: Assessment of Long-term Benefit (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - April 26, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Exercise as Medicine During the Course of Hip Osteoarthritis Exercise as Medicine During the Course of Hip Osteoarthritis
Could exercise help prevent the development and progression of hip osteoarthritis?Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Weight-bearing CT, 3D analysis can assess knee osteoarthritis
Quantitative 3D analysis of weight-bearing CT is a promising technique for assessin...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D models enable custom treatment of complex acetabular fractures MRI shows negative impact of racket sports Outpatient radiology procedure offers arthritis relief Weight-bearing CT helps diagnose early osteoarthritis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

$3M awarded to orthopedics researcher to study role of gut microbiome on osteoarthritis
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Michael Zuscik, Ph.D., Mack Clayton professor and vice chair of research in the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and director of the Colorado Program for Musculoskeletal Research, received a $3.175-million grant from the National Institutes of Health to analyze the link between the gut microbiome and osteoarthritis in the obese context and investigate whether strategies that shape the gut microbiome can halt or reverse the progression of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 15, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Grünenthal acquires Mestex AG and its Phase-III-ready investigational medicine MTX-071 for the treatment of pain associated with osteoarthritis of the knee
With the acquisition of Mestex AG, Grünenthal secures global rights for an attractive late-stage asset that could offer an innovative therapy option for millions of patients affected by pain related to osteoarthritis of the knee. MTX-071 (resinife... Biopharmaceuticals, Mergers & Acquisitions Grünenthal, Mestex AG, resiniferatoxin, osteoarthritis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Developing a Model for Predicting the 4-Year Risk of Knee OA Developing a Model for Predicting the 4-Year Risk of Knee OA
Could this prediction model help identify which patients may be at risk for knee osteoarthritis within four years?Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Genicular Artery Embolization Promising for Knee Osteoarthritis
FRIDAY, March 26, 2021 -- The final results of a prospective investigational device exemption trial of genicular artery embolization (GAE) for the treatment of moderate-to-severe knee osteoarthritis (OA) were presented at the annual meeting of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Joint FDA Advisory Committee Votes on Application for Tanezumab for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis Pain
NEW YORK AND INDIANAPOLIS, March 25, 2021—Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) today announced the outcome of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Joint Arthritis Advisory Committee and Drug Safety and Risk... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - March 25, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Knee Replacement a Good Option, Even for Severely Obese: Study
WEDNESDAY, March 24, 2021 -- Total knee replacement is a cost-effective treatment for extremely obese people with knee osteoarthritis, a new study claims. The painful condition affects more than 14 million U.S. adults, and total knee replacement is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 24, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Total Knee Replacement Cost-Effective, Even With Obesity and Comorbidities Total Knee Replacement Cost-Effective, Even With Obesity and Comorbidities
Total knee replacement surgery can be a cost-effective procedure for patients with severe obesity and osteoarthritis, even when they also have comorbidities such as cardiovascular disease or type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - March 23, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Inflammation and pressure-sensing leads to 'feed-forward' loop in osteoarthritis
(Duke University) An unfortunate biological " feed-forward " loop drives cartilage cells in an arthritic joint to actually contribute to progression of the disease, say researchers at Duke University and Washington University in Saint Louis. Excessive loading under inflammatory conditions can create a situation that can lead to progressive cartilage degeneration. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Return to sports after medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty in patients with concomitant patella-femoral osteoarthritis: multicenter retrospective cohort study with minimum 5-year follow-up - Carlo M, Eduardo C, Attilio B, Antonio Z, Pierfrancesco B, Alessandro M, Marco M, Raffaele R, Massimiliano A, Giuseppe S, Spoliti M, Lanzetti RM.
PURPOSE: The purpose of our study was to evaluate clinical outcomes and return to sports after medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) in middle-aged active patients with concomitant patella-femoral joint (PFJ) osteoarthritis at time of surgery. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

This Mason-based startup just raised $4M. Here ’s how it will use the funds
A Mason-based early-stage biopharma startup that's developing a new pipeline of drugs to treat disorders like osteoarthritis closed a $4 million seed round this month, marking a significant stepping stone for the company, officials said. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Liz Engel Source Type: news

Morris Animal Foundation, Elanco partner to improve understanding of canine osteoarthritis
(Morris Animal Foundation) Morris Animal Foundation, a leader in advancing animal health, is partnering with Elanco Animal Health Incorporated (NYSE: ELAN) to better understand the incidence and prevalence of osteoarthritis (OA) in dogs using data generated by the Foundation's Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A new focus on musculoskeletal research
(University of Delaware) Dawn Elliott, Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware, has won an $11.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish the Delaware Center for Musculoskeletal Research -- an NIH-designated Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE). From tendonitis to osteoarthritis, the center will focus on uncovering what happens at the cellular level when injuries and inflammation occur and will test potential therapeutic interventions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 18, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Digitally Delivered Exercises Benefit Knee Osteoarthritis
MONDAY, March 15, 2021 -- Digitally delivered exercise programs benefit pain and functional outcomes among patients with knee osteoarthritis compared with routine self-management, according to a study published online Feb. 23 in JAMA Network... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hip osteoarthritis signs and symptoms are associated with increased fall risk among community-dwelling older adults with chronic low back pain: a prospective study - Knox PJ, Coyle PC, Pugliese JM, Pohlig RT, Sions JM, Hicks GE.
BACKGROUND: Older adults with concurrent low back and hip pain are predisposed to reductions in physical performance and health-related quality of life. Yet no study to date has assessed whether or not coexisting hip impairments increase fall risk in older... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The Gut Microbiota in Osteoarthritis The Gut Microbiota in Osteoarthritis
Could gut microbiota have a role in the management of osteoarthritis?Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Incidence and risk factors related to fear of falling during the first mobilization after total knee arthroplasty among elderly patients with knee osteoarthritis: a cross-sectional study - Zhang H, Si W, Pi H.
BACKGROUND: The factors that lead to the fear of falling among older people after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are poorly understood. The present study aims to examine the fear of falling among such patients and to determine the factors that are associate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Evaluation of braking performances of patients with osteoarthritis of the knee or hip: are there alternatives to a brake simulator? - von Bernstorff M, Bausenhart F, Rapp J, Feierabend M, Ipach I, Hofmann UK.
This study aims to develop and evaluate a simple tool for daily practice that might allow a rough estimate of individual braking performance (brake response time, BRT) of patients with osteoarthritis or those with arthroplasty of the knee or hip... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Telemedicine Models Show Some Benefit in OA Telemedicine Models Show Some Benefit in OA
Remote interventions using an internet-based app and telephone outreach to engage patients with osteoarthritis to self-manage their disease have demonstrated the potential to improve some symptoms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 2, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Arthritis: Three exercises to incorporate into your week to prevent the painful condition
ARTHRITIS - in particular osteoarthritis - may be preventable by minimising any risk factors associated with the disease. If you'd like to lower the chances of developing painful and stiff joints, what can you do about it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Estimated Opioid-Related Costs $14 Billion for Symptomatic Knee OA
THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 -- The total lifetime opioid-related costs generated by symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (SKOA) in the United States are $14.0 billion, about half of which can be attributed to lost productivity, diversion, and criminal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study shows opioid use among US patients with knee osteoarthritis costs 14 billion dollars in societal costs
(Wiley) Although guidelines do not recommend use of opioids to manage pain for individuals with knee osteoarthritis, a recent study published early online in Arthritis Care& Research, an official journal of the American College of Rheumatology and the Association of Rheumatology Professionals, estimates that 858,000 Americans use opioids such as tramadol and oxycodone for their knee pain, equating to $14 billion in lifetime opioid-related societal costs, or nearly $0.5 billion annually. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news