Osteoarthritis

According to the Arthritis Foundation, 66 million (nearly one in three adults) suffer from chronic joint pain and 21 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis (OA), the most common form of arthritis, which is characterized by a breakdown of the cartilage and a deterioration of the fluid in a joint. The symptoms of osteoarthritis include pain, from moderate to severe, and stiffness. Most people who have osteoarthritis are older than age 45, and women are more commonly affected than men.
What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that involves the degradation of joints, articular cartilage, and subchondral bone as a result of mechanical stress on the area.

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Research shows the effectiveness of a digital healthcare treatment for osteoarthritis

Research shows the effectiveness of a digital healthcare treatment for osteoarthritis

Study shows reliability and robustness of injectable anti-obesity medication

Study shows reliability and robustness of injectable anti-obesity medication

Kessler team receives funding to study factors leading to osteoarthritis after knee injury

Kessler team receives funding to study factors leading to osteoarthritis after knee injury

Study identifies immune profile of people with severe COVID-19

Study identifies immune profile of people with severe COVID-19

New genetic analysis reveals biological causes of muscle weakness in older people

New genetic analysis reveals biological causes of muscle weakness in older people

Weight loss before surgery may not be beneficial for patients with knee osteoarthritis

Weight loss before surgery may not be beneficial for patients with knee osteoarthritis

Genetically engineered cartilage delivers anti-inflammatory drug in response to knee activity

Genetically engineered cartilage delivers anti-inflammatory drug in response to knee activity

Study shows antidepressant drugs are largely ineffective for back and osteoarthritis pain

Study shows antidepressant drugs are largely ineffective for back and osteoarthritis pain

Antidepressants are not effective for treating back pain, osteoarthritis, shows study

Antidepressants are not effective for treating back pain, osteoarthritis, shows study

Scientists discover new treatment target for osteoarthritis-like knee cartilage degeneration

Scientists discover new treatment target for osteoarthritis-like knee cartilage degeneration

Scientists identify animal model to study human musculoskeletal aging

Scientists identify animal model to study human musculoskeletal aging

Researchers find the "true" rate of dislocation following total hip replacement

Researchers find the "true" rate of dislocation following total hip replacement

Age is no barrier to losing weight, study shows

Age is no barrier to losing weight, study shows

New procedure offers lasting pain relief for patients with osteoarthritis

New procedure offers lasting pain relief for patients with osteoarthritis

Study identifies potential treatment to postpone development of osteoarthritis

Study identifies potential treatment to postpone development of osteoarthritis

Effectiveness of vitamin C against COVID-19 depends on its natural transporter levels

Effectiveness of vitamin C against COVID-19 depends on its natural transporter levels

Novel super-activating macrophage receptor could explain hyper-inflammation in severe COVID-19

Novel super-activating macrophage receptor could explain hyper-inflammation in severe COVID-19

Oral methotrexate can be an effective intervention for people with knee OA

Oral methotrexate can be an effective intervention for people with knee OA

Anticoagulant drug linked to greater risk of knee and hip replacements in patients with osteoarthritis

Anticoagulant drug linked to greater risk of knee and hip replacements in patients with osteoarthritis

Corticosteroid injections for knee OA do not speed up the progression of disease

Corticosteroid injections for knee OA do not speed up the progression of disease