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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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

Prevalence and severity of joint damage in soccer players independent of leg dominance

Prevalence and severity of joint damage in soccer players independent of leg dominance

Pluripotent cells grown from osteoarthritic knee joint of elderly people

Pluripotent cells grown from osteoarthritic knee joint of elderly people

New therapy provides relief in patients with chronic low back pain

New therapy provides relief in patients with chronic low back pain

Algorithm that analyzes MRI images could boost development of new arthritis therapies

Algorithm that analyzes MRI images could boost development of new arthritis therapies

Botox can be an effective treatment for certain sports injuries

Botox can be an effective treatment for certain sports injuries

Study highlights increased consumption of opioids in patients with osteoarthritis

Study highlights increased consumption of opioids in patients with osteoarthritis

Study highlights potential benefits of new drug for inflammatory diseases

Study highlights potential benefits of new drug for inflammatory diseases

Researchers find a 'skinny' gene

Researchers find a 'skinny' gene

Online survey launched to understand link between coronavirus restrictions and osteoarthritis risk

Online survey launched to understand link between coronavirus restrictions and osteoarthritis risk

Excess coffee consumption can cause poor health

Excess coffee consumption can cause poor health

The number of people with osteoarthritis worldwide is on the rise

The number of people with osteoarthritis worldwide is on the rise

Biomechanical footwear reduces pain associated with knee osteoarthritis

Biomechanical footwear reduces pain associated with knee osteoarthritis