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04-01-2019 | Osteoarthritis | News

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Payment program linked to reduced joint replacement spending

Implementation of a bundled-payment program has led to a “modest reduction” in spending on knee and hip replacement operations in the USA, say researchers.

24-10-2018 | Osteoarthritis | ACR/ARHP 2018 | News

Similar pain benefits with surgery and physical therapy for osteoarthritis meniscal tear

Patients with osteoarthritis who have degenerative meniscal tear experience pain relief with either physical therapy or arthroscopic partial meniscectomy, show 5-year MeTeOR data.

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ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting; Chicago, Illinois, USA: 19–24 October 2018

27-09-2018 | Osteoarthritis | News

News in brief

Declining rates of knee arthroscopy in a US population

Rates of knee arthroscopy in Florida have decreased in recent years, study findings indicate.

Updated EULAR guidance for managing hand OA published

EULAR has issued updated recommendations for the management of hand osteoarthritis based on current evidence and expert opinion.

30-08-2018 | Osteoarthritis | Highlight | News

Updated EULAR guidance for managing hand OA published

EULAR has issued updated recommendations for the management of hand osteoarthritis based on current evidence and expert opinion.

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Ann Rheum Dis 2018; doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-213826

Oral OA therapy not linked to knee replacement risk

Exposure to oral osteoarthritis therapies is unlikely to be a risk factor for requiring knee replacement, suggests an analysis of the Osteoarthritis Initiative database.

28-08-2018 | Osteoarthritis | Article

2018 update of the EULAR recommendations for the management of hand osteoarthritis

Kloppenburg M et al. Ann Rheum Dis 2018. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-213826

28-08-2018 | Osteoarthritis | Highlight | News

Oral OA therapy not linked to knee replacement risk

Exposure to oral osteoarthritis therapies is unlikely to be a risk factor for requiring knee replacement, suggests an analysis of the Osteoarthritis Initiative database.

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Arthritis Res Ther 2018; 20: 172

23-07-2018 | Pain disorders | Review | Article

Current concepts and future directions of minimally invasive treatment for knee pain

Goldman DT et al. Curr Rheumatol Rep 2018; 20: 54. doi: 10.1007/s11926-018-0765-x

11-07-2018 | Arthroplasty | Review | Article

Total joint arthroplasty in patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases

Compagnoni R, Gualtierotti R, Randelli P. Adv Ther 2018. doi: 10.1007/s12325-018-0750-9

12-06-2018 | Osteoarthritis | Article

Living with osteoarthritis is a balancing act: An exploration of patients’ beliefs about knee pain

This study aimed to explore the beliefs of people with knee osteoarthritis about the disease, and how these beliefs had formed and what impact these beliefs had on activity participation, health behaviour, and self-management.

Darlow B et al. BMC Rheumatol 2018; 2: 15. doi: 10.1186/s41927-018-0023-x

Living with osteoarthritis is a balancing act: An exploration of patients’ beliefs about knee pain

This study aimed to explore the beliefs of people with knee osteoarthritis about the disease, and how these beliefs had formed and what impact these beliefs had on activity participation, health behaviour, and self-management [read more].
Darlow B et al. BMC Rheumatol 2018; 2: 15. doi: 10.1186/s41927-018-0023-x

11-05-2018 | Osteoarthritis | News

Further support for benefits of knee replacement in patients with OA

Follow-up results from a randomized trial demonstrate that the addition of total knee replacement to nonsurgical treatment leads to greater improvements in pain and function among patients with osteoarthritis.

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Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2018; Advance online publication

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