Osteoarthritis Perspective

 
 
  • Recent Advances in Orthopedic Imaging Dr Potter has been specializing in musculoskeletal MR imaging since 1990. In a recent interview with Medscape, she shared her insights on some of the latest advances in MRI and radiology.
  • White Blood Cells Can Predict Steroid Response in OA Dr Kevin Deane highlights a study showing that higher synovial fluid white blood cell counts are associated with improved pain after methylprednisolone injection.
  • 'Why I Went Into Rheumatology' The practice of rheumatology demands extraordinary clinical and investigative skills, but if you are up to this challenge, you will never regret it, says Dr Stephen Paget.
  • Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Total Hip Arthroplasty Answer these five questions on total hip arthroplasty for an indication of how you would do on an orthopedics board certification or maintenance of certification exam if you had to take one today.
  • A Painful, Red Wrist: Crack the Case Infection? Pseudogout? Both? Dr Paget discusses the interesting case of a 76-year-old man with pain and swelling in his wrist.
  • A Pragmatic Approach to Healthcare Changes in 2017 Many doctors and patients are feeling anxious about Donald Trump's choice of Dr Tom Price to spearhead healthcare reform. But most likely we are in for evolutionary, not revolutionary, changes.
  • American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 2016 Annual Meeting Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ACR 2016.
  • The New, Old World of Functional Medicine With Dr Hyman: Part 3   Drs Bhargava and Hyman close out their three-part conversation on functional medicine by discussing how it relates to alternative therapies and precision medicine.
  • Abuse-Deterrent Opioids: What You Need to Know Abuse-deterrent drugs are the latest weapon against prescription opioid abuse and misuse in the United States.
  • Strategies for Navigating the Opioid Crisis   Drs Vega and Lin discuss the impact of recent CDC guidelines, and how to implement them in your practice.
  • Encouraging News for Patients on TNF Inhibitors   Dr Jonathan Kay reviews a recent analysis of Scandinavian registry data from more than 100,000 patients.
  • Obesity, OA, and the Need for Knee Replacement Dr Deane reviews and discusses a study that looks at the relationship between increasing body mass index and knee replacement among patients with osteoarthritis.
  • Do Orthotics for Foot Injuries Really Work? The orthotics business is booming, but experts differ on whether these devices really correct underlying biomechanical problems for many types of foot injuries or whether gait retraining is superior.
  • Debunking Five Myths in Peripheral Arterial Disease   Drs Leslie Cooper and Amy Pollak debunk misconceptions on the diagnosis and treatment of PAD.
  • I Favor Allograft Replacement for Menisci Torn Beyond Repair Whether a meniscus transplant can prevent arthritis is not yet known, but, says a noted surgeon, the procedure does appear to offer the best hope for cartilage protection in these patients.
  • Technology: Finding the Right Balance Computers, smartphones, and other technologies can be overly intrusive, in both our professional and personal lives, but only if we let them. Here are some ways to help you regain control.
  • Current Thinking in Surgical Approaches to Meniscus Repair People who tear their menisci run a high probability of developing osteoarthritis in 20-30 years if treatment is delayed. A renowned surgeon discusses the latest thinking for several types of tears.
  • 10 Ways to Say No to Patients -- and Still Keep Them Smiling It's not easy to refuse patient requests for drugs, tests, or studies that aren't indicated when you might wind up with an unhappy patient or a negative online review. Here's how some doctors do it.
  • A Renowned Surgeon Discusses New Approaches to ACL Repair A leading orthopedist explains how progress in our understanding of the knee's anatomy and how ACL injuries occur has changed his approach to anterior cruciate ligament repair. The first of two parts.
  • Rx for Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis: High-Impact Exercise Studies show that low-impact exercise can benefit patients with either condition. But new research indicates that, when the disease isn't too severe, high-impact exercise can be even more beneficial.