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Chronic back pain, arthritis and enthesitis are among common axSpA manifestations, but no two patients are alike. Here, we highlight key presentations.

Oxycodone (©SteveHeap/Shutterstock.com)

The CDC recommends non-opioid alternatives for chronic pain, but some alternatives are more effective than others and some can be harmful. In this slideshow, we review the evidence.

Dactylitis (©Beachbird/Shutterstock.com)

From skin to joint issues, the list of symptoms associated with psoriatic arthritis is long and not every patient exhibits the same symptoms. In this slideshow, we highlight PsA symptoms and treatments.


A large international study shows there is no increased risk of melanoma in rheumatoid arthritis disproving previous analyses.

In this slideshow, we highlight nine 9 PQRS measures for rheumatoid arthritis.

HFF Rituxan 500mg (©Genentech)

Designated a breakthrough therapy for pemphigus vulgaris, rituximab has been shown to work better than prednisone alone and with fewer adverse events, researchers report in The Lancet.

(Crohn's disease ©JuanGaertner/Shutterstock.com)

Inflammatory bowel disease patients can be afflicted by various forms of arthritis from peripheral arthritis to ankylosing spondylitis and symmetrical polyarthritis. In this slideshow, we address identification, diagnosis and treatment for these complex cases.

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Patients with moderate to high total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein levels are at increased risk for failed arthroscopic rotator cuff repair surgery, researchers reported at AAOS 2017 this week.


Men and women want different things from their doctor and this may affect surgical outcomes, researchers reported at AAOS 2017 this week.

Men's health (©VGstockstudio/Shutterstock.com)

Elderly women are at higher risk of acquiring a fragility fracture than men, yet men are more likely to die from their injuries, researchers reported at AAOS 2017 this week.


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