Author | Kenneth D. Brandt, MD

Articles

Issues in Pharmacological Management of Osteoarthritis

January 31, 2011

Many persons with osteoarthritis (OA) have only mild disease that can be managed successfully with reassurance, acetaminophen, and education in joint protection. However, patients with more severely symptomatic OA may be helped by a comprehensive program of pharmacological and nonpharmacological measures.

Osteoarthritis Diagnosis: Avoiding the Pitfalls

October 30, 2010

A common pitfall in the diagnosis of osteoarthritis (OA) is misinterpretation of the patient's symptoms and signs.

Defining Osteoarthritis: What It Is, and What It Is Not

September 09, 2010

Synovial inflammation in osteoarthritis (OA) is secondary to mechanical damage to the articular cartilage and bone. OA often is said to be a disease of weight-bearing joints, but it is more appropriate to consider them as load-bearing joints. OA is the failure of an organ, the synovial joint.