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Severity of Osteoarthritis Symptoms Often Overlooked

EULAR 2016:  Patients with osteoarthritis may carry a greater burden of disease than patients with rheumatoid arthritis, research shows.


(Post-op knee replacement ©GoneWithTheWind/Shutterstock.com)

Pre-surgical widespread body pain is associated with persistent pain in patients following total knee arthroplasty at 12 months post-surgery, researchers report.

(Foot fracture ©PollapatChirawong/Shutterstock.com)

Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency may be more common than you think, particularly in patients with fractures, shows a new review.


Study supports associations between crystal deposition disease, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis.

Arthritis (©ChaowalitSeeneha/Shutterstock.com)

A rheumatoid arthritis patient seeks treatment for ankyloses, or fusion of the finger joints. The patient was successfully treated with silicone arthroplasty.

Osteoporosis (©JavierRegueiro/Shutterstock.com)

Fractures due to osteoporosis are more common than the combination of stroke, myocardial infarction and breast cancer in postmenopausal women.

Women heart disease (©TheerapolPongkangsananan;Shutterstock.com); Pain Managemen

The long-awaited results from the PRECISION trial are in — with some caveats. In this slideshow, we summarize the results.

Knee imaging (©PuwadolJaturawutthichai/Shutterstock.com)

MRI scans ordered by primary care physicians are often unnecessary. Instead, refer early to an orthopedist, experts suggest.


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