There’s no knowing what’s known about osteoarthritis (yet)

Knowledge empowers people to understand their health and make choices about how to manage it. For people who have osteoarthritis, knowledge and beliefs influence their physical activity levels, participation in social and leisure activities, support-seeking and management decisions, and their wellbeing.1 2 Osteoarthritis has an enormous (and rising) burden on individuals and societies worldwide,3 so […]

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Part 3 in the #MedicalReversals series: why are cortisone injections for knee OA still in the guidelines?

Part 3 of a 4 part blog series by Dr John Orchard The peer-review system doesn’t like opinions which challenge the status quo This piece is a blog because, sadly, it is very hard to get negative opinion pieces regarding IAC (intra-articular cortisone) for knee OA through peer review, as there are too many medical […]

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Do you manage patients with knee pain? Might it be osteoarthritis? This week’s podcast is for you.

Dr. Dan Rhon (T: @danrhon) PT, PhD is a researcher with the US Department of Defence, a consultant and Assistant Professor at both Duke (North Carolina) and Baylor (Texas) Universities. He attended a manual therapy clinical fellowship at Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas, is a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical […]

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Cutting sporting Australians to their knees: time for more investment in sports injury prevention

By David Hunter, Florance and Cope Professor of Rheumatology Australians’ passion for their favourite sporting pursuits is almost unmatched by any other country throughout the world. We pride ourselves on our sporting heritage and the records that our minnow sized population has been able to achieve in an ever expanding sporting world. Not detracting from the importance […]

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Assessing when it’s the right time to have a knee replacement

By John Orchard (@DrJohnOrchard)   The Scandinavians have done it again – leading the world of orthopaedic outcome research with the first high-quality RCT to assess Total Knee Replacement (TKR) [1]. Danish investigators randomised 100 eligible patients (average age 67, BMI 32) to either TKR (n=50) or conservative care (n=50). Fortunately for knee surgeons – […]

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Osteoarthritic changes in the knee in handball players

This article was originally published in 2013 in the Aspetar Sports Medicine Journal and is reproduced with the kind permission of Aspetar – Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital.  Written by Daichi Hayashi, Frank W Roemer and Ali Guermazi **Note that you can subscribe (free) to the Aspetar Sports Medicine Journal by following this link (right […]

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The latest in osteoarthritis rehabilitation: exercise and education still on top

 By Lindsay Davey from Toronto Physiotherapy  @Toronto_Physio With aging populations and growing obesity rates, the total number of individuals suffering from chronic joint conditions including osteoarthritis is expected to nearly double between 2005 and 2030, reaching 41 million in the United States alone.  This growth coincides with a proportional increase in health care intervention and […]

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Tackling Osteoarthritis in Sport Conference, London, 21-22 October 2010

Arthritis Research UK and the Institute of Sport and Exercise Medicine (ISEM) are holding a conference to investigate the prevention and management of osteoarthritis following sport or exercise. Leading international speakers presenting at Tackling Osteoarthritis in Sport include Dr J Richard Steadman (Colorado), renowned for his knee surgery and rehabilitation work with elite sportspeople; and Jiri […]

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