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Level of participation in physical therapy or an internet-based exercise training program: Associations with outcomes for patients with knee osteoarthritis

Pregnant woman exercising (symbolic image with model)

The aim of this study is to examine whether number of physical therapy visits or amount of use of an internet-based exercise training program is associated with differential improvement in outcomes for participants with knee osteoarthritis [read more].
Pignato M et al. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2018; 19: 238. doi: 10.1186/s12891-018-2139-y

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Physical activity recommendations for patients with OA and inflammatory arthritis published

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EULAR has issued evidence-based recommendations for physical activity in patients with osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis.

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

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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


Disease severity linked to depression risk in OA patients


More severe structural disease is associated with an increased risk for depression among patients with radiographic knee osteoarthritis, according to study results presented at the EULAR 2018 meeting in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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Benefits and safety of dietary protein for bone health—an expert consensus paper endorsed by the European Society for Clinical and Economical Aspects of Osteopororosis, Osteoarthritis, and Musculoskeletal Diseases and by the International Osteoporosis Foundation

High-protein foods

This summary of systematic reviews and meta-analyses addresses the benefits and risks of dietary protein intakes for bone health in adults [read more].
Rizzoli R et al. Osteoporos Int 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00198-018-4534-5

Journal articles and book chapters

28-07-2018 | Osteoarthritis | Review | Article

The impact of sarcopenic obesity on knee and hip osteoarthritis: A scoping review

Godziuk K et al. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2018; 19: 271. doi: 10.1186/s12891-018-2175-7

27-07-2018 | Osteoarthritis | Article

Construction of an adherence rating scale for exercise therapy for patients with knee osteoarthritis

Wang J et al. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2018; 19: 263. doi: 10.1186/s12891-018-2200-x

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

21-07-2018 | Osteoarthritis | Article

A naturally ageing knee, or development of early knee osteoarthritis?

Magnusson K et al. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2018. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2018.04.020


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