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.

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Professor Cyrus Cooper receives ECTS Steven Boonen Clinical Research award

Professor Cyrus Cooper receives ECTS Steven Boonen Clinical Research award

Study details the complex chemistry and ever-expanding uses of hyaluronic acid

Study details the complex chemistry and ever-expanding uses of hyaluronic acid

Vitamin D may play a role in the degree of pain after knee replacement in postmenopausal women

Vitamin D may play a role in the degree of pain after knee replacement in postmenopausal women

Neuroimaging technology used to study how brain stimulation works for treatment of depression

Neuroimaging technology used to study how brain stimulation works for treatment of depression

Some COX inhibitors/NSAIDs increase COVID-19 severity

Some COX inhibitors/NSAIDs increase COVID-19 severity

HSS’ doctor performs first total wrist replacement surgery with KinematX implant

HSS’ doctor performs first total wrist replacement surgery with KinematX implant

CU researcher receives NIH grant to analyze the link between gut microbiome and osteoarthritis

CU researcher receives NIH grant to analyze the link between gut microbiome and osteoarthritis

Rehabilitation science expert welcomes exercise recommendations for people with chronic pain

Rehabilitation science expert welcomes exercise recommendations for people with chronic pain

GBP5 protein may play a key role in suppressing inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis

GBP5 protein may play a key role in suppressing inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis

Study shows cost-effectiveness of total knee replacement for patients with knee osteoarthritis

Study shows cost-effectiveness of total knee replacement for patients with knee osteoarthritis

An individualized approach to improve surgical outcomes after shoulder dislocation

An individualized approach to improve surgical outcomes after shoulder dislocation

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