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Osteoarthritis

David Pisetsky MD

(AUDIO) David Pisetsky MD, new President-elect of the US Bone and Joint Initiative, offers his perspective.on the role of rheumatologists in a patient-centered, multidisciplinary medical future.

Are your patients with knee osteoarthritis quietly avoiding exercise, fearing it will worsen their pain? A new randomized trial shows they are mistaken: It eases pain. Another trial shows how much walking helps -- literally how much.

knee OA

Proposing a four-step plan to prioritize management strategies for symptomatic knee OA, from supplements to surgery, a European expert body endorses intra-articular hyaluronic acid and glucosamine.

Exercise

A structured fitness program can prevent or delay loss of mobility in elderly individuals, according to the first study to test the question.

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.

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