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Fish Oil in Osteoarthritis: Low-Dose Beats High
A new study finds that low doses of fish oil improved pain and function in knee osteoarthritis more effectively than high doses. No clinical or structural advantage to an anti-inflammatory dose was found.
Viscosupplementation for OA of the Knee?
NEJM weighs weak evidence of benefit against small risk of viscosupplementation for osteoarthritic knees and recommends against it.
Thumbs Down on Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
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?”
5 Things I Learned at EULAR
A rheumatologist picks 5 studies he found particularly noteworthy at EULAR and gets right to the point about their potential clinical implications.
Musculoskeletal Hits Top 10 in Primary Care Visits
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.
Sounding Out Arthritis #7: Ultrasound-Guided Knee Injection
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.
New OA Trial Bank Aims to Make 1+1 = >2
(OARSI2015) Osteoarthritis specialists hope researchers will help them unite individual patient data from different trials to conquer difficult questions about the disease.
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