Osteoarthritis

 

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Characterized by joint inflammation, cartilage erosion, and bone overgrowth. Affects about 70% of Americans over the age of 55.

 

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MoM Hip Resurfacing: A Reprieve in Mortality Advantage?
New in the non-rheumatology journals: Among osteoarthritis patients in the UK, 10-year survival rates were doubled after metal-on-metal (MoM) hip... More »
How Knee Replacements May Impact Heart Attacks and Strokes
Lower odds of cardiovascular disease found after arthroplasty for knee or hip OA, and an explanation of statistical techniques that make this... More »
Hyaluronic Acid Injections On Par With NSAIDs in Knee OA
Intra-articular hyaluronic acid and anti-inflammatory drugs were equally effective for treating knee osteoarthritis, a meta-analysis showed. More »
Physical Signs of Meniscal Tear: Red Herrings in All But the Young
(VIDEO) Another dictum from medical school gives way to medical research: Clicking, popping, and locking are not useful for diagnosis and prognosis of... More »
Biologic Bloodhounds Tracking the Paths in RA Pathology
Two new strategies for breaking through the tangle of pathways to identify those most important to rheumatoid arthritis treatment converge on a shared... More »
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PatientResources

Osteoarthritis
NIH Senior Health

 

What Is Osteoarthritis? (Easy to read)
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

 

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American College of Rheumatology

 

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