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June 9, 2015
Stem cell discovery paves way for targeted treatment for osteoarthritis
Scientists at the University of York have made a significant advance that could make cell-based treatments for arthritis less of a lottery.

June 4, 2015
Study Shows Arthritis´ Toll on Work, Social Life
Having arthritis and other chronic health conditions can often harm a person?s social life and ability to work, a new study finds.

May 27, 2015
New model for identifying total hip replacement candidates
Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy have designed a new model to help doctors and patients decide whether or not to proceed with total hip replacement surgery. The researchers have also surveyed patient wellbeing after surgery: patients with high education achieve greater outcome

May 27, 2015
Efficacy of platelet-rich plasma injections in osteoarthritis of the knee: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Skeptical that existing studies are likely biased, a Netherlands team reviewed the literature to do a meta-analyses. Reporting today in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, Augustinus Laudy and colleagues at the department of sports medicine at Bergman Clinics, Naarden, NL,

May 21, 2015
Glucosamine and chondroitin for knee osteoarthritis: a double-blind randomised placebo-controlled clinical trial evaluating single and combination regimens
Allocation to the glucosamine?chondroitin combination resulted in a statistically significant reduction in JSN at 2 years. While all allocation groups demonstrated reduced knee pain over the study period, none of the treatment allocation groups demonstrated significant symp

May 14, 2015
Safety and efficacy of US-approved viscosupplements for knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized, saline-controlled trials
Intra-articular injection of US-approved viscosupplements is safe and efficacious through 26 weeks in patients with symptomatic knee OA

May 7, 2015
Photoactive Dye Could Prevent Infection During Bone-Repair Surgery
A green dye that sticks to bone grafts becomes antimicrobial with the flick of a light switch and could help reduce the risk of infections during bone-reconstruction surgeries

May 4, 2015
Detecting Knee-Cushion Problems Early Could Lead to Better Treatments
COLUMBIA, Mo. ? Within the knee, two specialized, C-shaped pads of tissue called menisci perform many functions that are critical to knee-joint health. The menisci, best known as the shock absorbers in the knee, help disperse pressure, reduce friction and nourish the knee. Now, n

April 27, 2015
University of Iowa team developing bioactive gel to treat knee injuries
Knee injuries are the bane of athletes everywhere, from professionals and college stars to weekend warriors. Current surgical options for repairing damaged cartilage caused by knee injuries are costly, can have complications, and often are not very effective in the long run. Even

April 21, 2015
Clues to why older people get more tendon injuries
New research into how tendons age has found that the material between tendon fiber bundles stiffens as it gets older and that this is responsible for older people being more susceptible to tendon injuries.



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