Osteoarthritis News

 
 
  • Knee Adduction Moment Is Key in Joint Loading Post-ACL Surgery Rehabilitation or surgical efforts that address specific aspects of joint cartilage loading could help prevent the development of osteoarthritis (OA) after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, new research suggests.
  • Cartilage Repair Advances by a Nose Cartilage cells from small nasal septum biopsies were used to grow autologous grafts and repair knee cartilage injuries in a small proof-of-principle study.
  • FDA Places Regeneron and Teva's Pain-Drug Study on Hold Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and partner Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said the U.S. health regulator placed a clinical hold on a mid-stage study of their experimental drug for chronic lower back pain.
  • Unclear If Sports Raise Later Arthritis Risk Playing team sports, especially soccer, at the elite level may lead to a higher risk for osteoarthritis, but the existing research is of such low quality it's hard to say for sure, according to a recent review.
  • Celecoxib, Nonselective NSAID CV Risk Similar: SCOT Published "It is probably acceptably safe to take many of the NSAIDs," said researchers based on their trial of patients at low cardiovascular risk, whose follow-up was cut short after funding was pulled.
  • In-Office Tests May Detect Hip Tendon Problems Before MRI Two simple tests that can be done in a doctor's office may be able to rule in or out a painful hip condition that is usually hard to diagnose without magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), according to a small study.
  • Patient Factors Help Predict Nonunion Fractures Using health claims data on more than 90 million patients, researchers were able to identify patient-specific risk factors for fracture nonunion.
  • Expensive MRIs Often Unnecessary for Knee Pain Diagnosis Inexpensive prereferral X-rays often provide enough information to guide orthopedic care for knee pain, especially for patients with advanced osteoarthritis.
  • Placebo Outperforms Glucosamine/Chondroitin Sulfate in Trial Glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate are not more beneficial than placebo treatments for patients with knee osteoarthritis, a recent trial suggests.
  • Special Footwear May Not Improve Knee Arthritis Shoes with modified midsoles designed to relieve pressure on the knee joint don't improve pain and function for people with knee osteoarthritis any more than a new pair of regular walking shoes, according to an Australian study.
  • Alert FDA OKs Synthetic Cartilage Implant for MTP Joint Arthritis The Cartiva implant provided pain relief and improved function and motion in a large multicenter study, and is an alternative to fusion.
  • EULAR Etanercept Showing Promise in Erosive Hand Osteoarthritis Cytokine-directed therapy can ameliorate pain and structural damage in some patients with erosive osteoarthritis of the hands, new research shows.
  • The Top Five Most Costly Inpatient Conditions Total hospital costs for US hospital stays topped $381 billion in 2013, with septicemia leading the list as the most expensive condition.
  • EULAR Impact of Osteoarthritis Underrated by Rheumatologists Rheumatologists are more likely to underestimate the impact of osteoarthritis than rheumatoid arthritis, even though patients with osteoarthritis often have more pain and a greater burden of disease.
  • EULAR Novel Treatment Options Explored at EULAR Congress Alternative therapies for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus will be presented at the upcoming European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Congress 2016.
  • Mental Disorders the Most Costly Illnesses In an estimate of annual health spending for various medical conditions in the US, mental disorders topped the list, at over $200 billion.
  • Lilly Says New Type of Pain Drug Could Lessen Need for Opioids Eli Lilly and Co on Tuesday said it and partner Pfizer Inc aim to seek approval by 2018 for a new type of pain drug that could be an alternative to opioids for osteoarthritis, chronic back pain and cancer pain.
  • Guidelines May Help Prevent Re-Injury After Knee Surgery After knee surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), people are at high risk of repeat injury to the same structure, but simple screening tests before going back to sports can reduce this risk, according to a Norwegian study.
  • Tai Chi May Be as Good as PT for Knee Arthritis Pain Tai chi and conventional physical therapy were equally good at relieving pain associated with knee osteoarthritis in a randomized trial.
  • Regeneron Pain Drug Clears Late-Stage Trial Drugmaker Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Monday its experimental drug to treat moderate-to-severe osteoarthritis pain was successful in a late-stage study.