Musculoskeletal Disorders


Rheumatology IQ: Sports Medicine for the Rheumatology Patient

February 08, 2019

The benefits of exercise to combat the effects of musculoskeletal conditions have been well-documented. Take this quiz to test your knowledge of sports and exercise medicine in rheumatology.

Patellofemoral Pain: Updated Consensus Guidelines

January 14, 2019

Symptoms persist in more than 50% of patients and may precede osteoarthritis.

NSAIDs: How Safe for High-Risk Patients?

December 19, 2018

Canadian researchers looked at the safety of short-term use in patients with hypertension, heart failure, or chronic kidney disease.

Musculoskeletal Complaints in Children Recounted

October 25, 2017

Many nontraumatic low intensity complaints in the general population do not reach the threshold for consultation.

Research Offers a More Reliable Marker for IgG4-RD

November 29, 2016

Circulating IgG4/IgG ASC percentages of greater than five percent are a more sensitive and reliable marker for disease activity in patients with IgG4-RD, researchers report.

Why Does Musculoskeletal Research Stall Before Reaching the Clinic?

December 04, 2015

Patients miss out when research in rheumatoid arthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders stalls between laboratory and clinic.

Dupuytren Referrals and Awareness Lacking, Survey Shows

November 29, 2011

Close to half (41%) of patients with Dupuytren contracture are not receiving prompt referral to a specialist, visiting their general practitioner (GP)/doctor almost 3 times before being referred, according to a Pfizer UK Limited survey of 700 GPs from 6 European countries.

First Insomnia Drug for Middle-of-the-Night Waking Receives FDA Approval

November 29, 2011

Intermezzo (zolpidem tartrate sublingual tablets) has received FDA approval for use as needed to manage insomnia.

Managing Systemic Sclerosis and Its Complications

October 10, 2011

Systemic sclerosis (SSc), or scleroderma, is a chronic connective-tissue disease that has a multitude of clinical manifestations. These authors offer a guide to recognition and pathogenesis, as well as counsel about management.

Modifiable Risk Factors Increase Total Joint Replacement Risk

October 04, 2011

Being overweight and reporting vigorous physical activity increase the risk of undergoing total joint replacement (TJR); severe osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common indicator for this procedure.