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NEJM weighs weak evidence of benefit against small risk of viscosupplementation for osteoarthritic knees and recommends against it.

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This systemic review and meta-analysis found no significant benefit to arthroscopic knee surgery. An editorialist asks, “In light of this evidence, why is arthroscopy still so common?”

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A rheumatologist picks 5 studies he found particularly noteworthy at EULAR and gets right to the point about their potential clinical implications.

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For key facts and figures about musculoskeletal disorders, perhaps a surprise as the fourth leading diagnostic category in primary care, see the pages that follow.

This two-part video demonstrates how to use ultrasound to guide viscosupplementation or steroid injection of the arthritic knee, interspersed with the corresponding ultrasound images.

(OARSI2015) Osteoarthritis specialists hope researchers will help them unite individual patient data from different trials to conquer difficult questions about the disease.

(OARSI2015) Researchers can now describe how osteoarthritis patients may become sensitized to feel pain beyond the affected joint. Different brain areas are triggered than in fibromyalgia, and biochemical studies offer clues to new kinds of pain relief.

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