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 generative 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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Smart drug delivery system may help treat spinal cord injuries, neurological disorders

Smart drug delivery system may help treat spinal cord injuries, neurological disorders

Study unravels why people with knee osteoarthritis experience varying pain patterns

Study unravels why people with knee osteoarthritis experience varying pain patterns

Study: Impact of COVID-19 virus goes far beyond the pulmonary system

Study: Impact of COVID-19 virus goes far beyond the pulmonary system

Exaggerated helplessness may lead to sedentary behavior in people with knee osteoarthritis

Exaggerated helplessness may lead to sedentary behavior in people with knee osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis patients can benefit from a qualified, conservative therapy program

Osteoarthritis patients can benefit from a qualified, conservative therapy program

Conservative therapy program can improve quality of osteoarthritis care

Conservative therapy program can improve quality of osteoarthritis care

Study shows cost-effectiveness of app-based osteoarthritis treatment

Study shows cost-effectiveness of app-based osteoarthritis treatment

Researchers identify new treatment for osteoarthritis

Researchers identify new treatment for osteoarthritis

Bisphosphonates may be safe and beneficial for osteoarthritis patients

Bisphosphonates may be safe and beneficial for osteoarthritis patients

Adults with rheumatoid arthritis have lower type 2 diabetes risk

Adults with rheumatoid arthritis have lower type 2 diabetes risk

Panthera’s oncology clinical trial sites in the UK are open for research activities

Panthera’s oncology clinical trial sites in the UK are open for research activities

A quarter of arthritis cases in the U.S. are attributable to excess weight, shows study

A quarter of arthritis cases in the U.S. are attributable to excess weight, shows study

15 young scientists receive Damon Runyon Fellowship Award to pursue cancer research

15 young scientists receive Damon Runyon Fellowship Award to pursue cancer research

OU physician receives $1.6 million NIH grant for knee osteoarthritis research

OU physician receives $1.6 million NIH grant for knee osteoarthritis research

New approach to functional bone imaging provides insights into degenerative joint disease

New approach to functional bone imaging provides insights into degenerative joint disease

High-resolution TB-PET/CT scanner reveals complete picture of systemic inflammatory arthritis

High-resolution TB-PET/CT scanner reveals complete picture of systemic inflammatory arthritis

New opioid medication may slow the progression of osteoarthritis

New opioid medication may slow the progression of osteoarthritis

Senators Cassidy and Carper urge CMS to update restrictive coverage policies on obesity drugs and IBT

Senators Cassidy and Carper urge CMS to update restrictive coverage policies on obesity drugs and IBT

Workers in certain jobs face increased risk of developing knee osteoarthritis

Workers in certain jobs face increased risk of developing knee osteoarthritis

ASMBS calls for safe and rapid resumption of metabolic and bariatric surgery

ASMBS calls for safe and rapid resumption of metabolic and bariatric surgery