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Home-based rehabilitation ‘appropriate’ after uncomplicated TKR


Clinic-based or inpatient rehabilitation programs are not superior to home-based programs for individuals who undergo total knee replacement without complications, suggests a systematic review and meta-analysis.

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Biomarker panel may help differentiate PsA from osteoarthritis

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A panel of four soluble biomarkers comprising markers of cartilage metabolism, metabolic syndrome, and inflammation could distinguish psoriatic arthritis from osteoarthritis, researchers report.

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Tramadol linked to increased mortality risk in osteoarthritis patients

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Mortality rates are significantly higher during the first year after a tramadol prescription than after prescription of common nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, but it is unclear whether the relationship is causal, say researchers.

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Early-onset osteoarthritis in association with familial angel-shaped phalango-epiphyseal dysplasia previously referred to as peripheral dysostosis

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Editorial board member Oliver FitzGerald presents a family with two siblings having features consistent with angel-shaped phalango-epiphyseal dysplasia (ASPED), and a mother with a normal phenotype but with severe, early-onset multi-joint osteoarthritis.

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Longevity of hip, knee replacements in OA patients estimated

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Two meta-analyses published in The Lancet provide estimates for how long hip and knee replacements are likely to last in patients with osteoarthritis.

Journal articles and book chapters


A convenient single access point, providing rheumatology professionals with links to a comprehensive set of clinical practice guidelines from a wide range of relevant organizations.

Images and illustrations

Downloadable PowerPoint slide sets containing a variety of high-quality images and illustrations from Springer Nature’s library of published figures.

Practice tips

Practical information, guidance, and helpful resources for rheumatology healthcare providers. Comprised of practical approaches, case studies, and more.

Themed collections

Compendia of selected, recently published, free full-text journal and book content from Springer Nature and other publishers on a particular topic within rheumatology management, as recommended by our Editorial Board.

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