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(ACR2014) Here RheumatologyNetwork Editorial Board member Roy Altman MD offers revelations from the conference about osteoarthritis. Click on the hyperlinked abstract titles to read the full details for each.

(ACR2014) (VIDEO) In patients with knee osteoarthritis, which contributes more to the risk of central sensitization of pain: inflammation or injury? Dr. Tuhina Neogi reveals the answer in this video interview.

A small controlled trial, first rigorous test of the question, shows that self-massage with a foam roller can substantially reduce soreness in the quadriceps after exercise.

A proposed five-point system for diagnostic scoring of knee osteoarthritis by ultrasound could resolve problems of operator inconsistency.

(ACR2014) A test for 14-3-3-eta, a joint-derived protein that contributes to erosion, proves a powerful aid to diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis, and may also predict response to treatment.

"Paleoradiology" has now disputed claims that ankylosing spondylitis plagued some royal Egyptians in antiquity. This is the latest of several revelations about the provenance of some rheumatic conditions, based on imaging of ancient remains.

Here Dr. DeMarco shows how to guide an injection of the hip using ultrasound. The trick is training yourself to identify the femoral neck and head and the trochanter, and then rotating the sensor to reveal the orientation of that particular joint, beneath all that tissue.

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