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Arthritis Doctors Too Often Opt for Drugs, Surgery

(ĐTĐ) – Many doctors who treat people with osteoarthritis are prescribing medications or choosing surgical options instead of recommending more conservative treatments such as weight loss and exercise programs.   That’s the main conclusion of a new analysis published in the January 2011 issue of Arthritis Care & Research. Researchers who reviewed standard clinical practices […]

Light Exercise May Prevent Osteoarthritis

(ĐTĐ) – Light exercises such as walking and bowling and avoidance of knee-bending activities such as climbing and squatting may protect against osteoarthritis of the knee in at-risk people, researchers report.   On the flip side, high-impact sports such as running and skiing are associated with knee cartilage damage in people who are overweight, have […]

Osteoarthritis Imaging

Osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease (DJD) is an asymmetric, usually bilateral mechanical degenerative process that involves joints significantly involved in weight bearing, such as the hip, knee, and spine, and those involved in frequent repetitive mechanical trauma, such as the distal interphalangeal joints of the fingers, trapezium–first metacarpal joint, trapezium- scaphoid joint, and metatarsophalangeal joint […]

Topical NSAIDs May Be a Better Choice for Elderly With OA

(ĐTĐ) – Topical diclofenac is about as effective as oral diclofenac in knee and hand osteoarthritis (OA), is probably as effective as other oral NSAIDs, and might be a safer choice for elderly patients and others at risk for gastrointestinal adverse effects, according to an intervention review published online September 12 in the Cochrane Database […] Protection Status