The US Food and Drug Administration has approved generic forms of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug celecoxib, used for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis as well as acute pain.

For the success of total hip replacements, 35 is the magic number, a very large Canadian study finds. Procedures done by surgeons with lower volumes per year have much greater failure risks.

What are the most important outcomes for patients with foot, ankle, knee or hip OA? Turns out, research on OA treatment has not addressed these patient concerns: there is little research about patients’ own preferences.

More insights into rheumatic diseases from genetics: How viral epidemics may influence the development of lupus, and a role for an enzyme that maintains cartilage in osteoarthritis.

One observational study links quite modest regular physical activity with striking reductions in the risk of disability from knee osteoarthritis. Another suggests three simple, effective tests for physical function.

(OARSI 2014) A version of diclofenac designed to allow smaller dosing shows significant effects on osteoarthritis pain, in patient-reported outcomes.

Records from an administrative database in Canada reveal that men face a 20% to 40% higher risk of complications after joint replacement surgery compared to women.


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