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Longevity of hip, knee replacements in OA patients estimated

Knee arthroplasty concept image (symbolic image with model)

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

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Ibuprofen may be a ‘reasonable option’ for analgesia after hip replacement

Hip replacement

Patients who are treated with ibuprofen alone experience comparable pain control in the first day after hip replacement to those give acetaminophen plus ibuprofen, findings from the PANSAID trial suggest.

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Long-term impact unclear for knee OA medications

Knee pain (symbolic image with model)

Findings from a systematic review and network meta-analysis published in JAMA indicate that it is not clear whether pharmacologic treatments offer long-term benefits for patients with knee osteoarthritis.

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Interdisciplinary intervention improves hand grip strength in OA patients

Hand grip

A single-session nonpharmacologic intervention delivered by rheumatology-trained healthcare professionals from different disciplines improves grip strength among patients with hand osteoarthritis, randomized trial findings suggest.

Journal article

Calcium crystal deposition diseases: Beyond gout

Features of calcium crystal deposition disease on imaging

In this review, the main clinical manifestations of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate and basic calcium phosphate crystal deposition are discussed, along with the biological effects of these crystals, current therapeutic approaches and future directions in therapy [read more].
McCarthy GM, Dunne A. Nat Rev Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41584-018-0078-5

Journal articles and book chapters

Guidelines

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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