Separate newly published assessments describe hyaluronic acid injections and debridement after meniscectomy of little or no clinical value for knee osteoarthritis, whatever small statistical significance turns up in some studies.
Knee osteoarthritis can trigger a series of clinical problems that set patients on the road to early frailty, especially if both knees are involved. It's prudent for their physicians to be on high alert for it.
(VIDEO) Another dictum from medical school gives way to medical research: Clicking, popping, and locking are not useful for diagnosis and prognosis of suspected meniscal tear in patients over 45. Harvard's Dr. Jeffrey Katz reveals signs that actually are informative in this age group.
(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.