(OARSI 2014) A version of diclofenac designed to allow smaller dosing shows significant effects on osteoarthritis pain, in patient-reported outcomes.
Records from an administrative database in Canada reveal that men face a 20% to 40% higher risk of complications after joint replacement surgery compared to women.
(OARSI 2014) Analysis of data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative show that the year after knee surgery or injury is a high-risk window for development of radiographic OA.
(OARSI 2014) A systematic review of controlled studies judging the value of a valgus knee brace has tantalizing results. Bracing appears to help, but the best way to use it remains a mystery.
(OARSI2014) A new study supports a role for psychological factors in the onset of knee osteoarthritis (OA) pain, and reveals coping mechanisms that reduce it.
(OARSI 2014) Contrary to general opinion, two new studies show that continuing gentle exercise rather than resting it may help painful knee osteoarthritis, but exercising the quadriceps muscle doesn't reduce load on the knee.
(OARSI 2014) A prospective population-based study from Ontario shows that disability from osteoarthritis, either in walking or in manual dexterity, has an impact on cardiovascular and diabetes risk.
(OARSI 2014) A 600-patient randomized trial has found a glucosamine-chondroitin formulation non-inferior to celecoxib for the pain of knee osteoarthritis. Also, unlike placebo, it shows noteworthy effects on pain regions in the brain.
(OARSI 2014) More reasons to stay slim: A small prospective study finds that people with moderate hip osteoarthritis who have hip replacement within a decade are larger and have less normal gait.