(AUDIO) Intensive analysis of protein pathways inside joints is showing strong activity among messengers involved in wound healing. In this podcast, learn about the new research that backs the vision of arthritis as a chronic wound, and the implications for management.
Although joint and spine surgery rates are increasing, progressively fewer are being performed on patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to studies from two different large registries.
The great majority of knee replacements last for at least 20 years in juvenile arthritis patients, a multicenter study finds. Hip replacements are more problematic.
Conservative methods are good enough for 75% of patients with major rotator cuff tears, according to a single-center study reported at AAOS. As to those with shoulder arthritis, results of surgery are very good but not permanent.