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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The potential of grape consumption to modulate UV-induced skin erythema

The potential of grape consumption to modulate UV-induced skin erythema

The effects of mechanical forces on musculoskeletal cells and tissues

The effects of mechanical forces on musculoskeletal cells and tissues

Corticosteroid injections associated with progression of knee osteoarthritis

Corticosteroid injections associated with progression of knee osteoarthritis

Anti-inflammatory pain relievers may worsen inflammation in osteoarthritis

Anti-inflammatory pain relievers may worsen inflammation in osteoarthritis

Artificial neural network creates synthetic x-ray images to overcome regulatory limitations

Artificial neural network creates synthetic x-ray images to overcome regulatory limitations

Mast cells in synovial tissue may explain why women report worse osteoarthritis pain than men

Mast cells in synovial tissue may explain why women report worse osteoarthritis pain than men

Obese patients undergoing knee replacement have higher risk of revision surgery, study finds

Obese patients undergoing knee replacement have higher risk of revision surgery, study finds

Study assesses musculoskeletal health needs of underserved patients

Study assesses musculoskeletal health needs of underserved patients

Genicular nerve blocks provide short term pain relief for patients with knee osteoarthritis

Genicular nerve blocks provide short term pain relief for patients with knee osteoarthritis

Centuries-old mobility aids may be replaced by wearable exoskeletons

Centuries-old mobility aids may be replaced by wearable exoskeletons

Rheumatoid arthritis patients taking opioids have twice the risk of venous thromboembolism

Rheumatoid arthritis patients taking opioids have twice the risk of venous thromboembolism

UQ spin-off company to develop precision painkillers for treating debilitating conditions

UQ spin-off company to develop precision painkillers for treating debilitating conditions

Dietary components do not have impact on RMD outcomes

Dietary components do not have impact on RMD outcomes

Scientists use systems biology approach to identify molecular players in rheumatoid arthritis

Scientists use systems biology approach to identify molecular players in rheumatoid arthritis

EULAR points-to-consider offers support to improve healthy work participation of people with RMDs

EULAR points-to-consider offers support to improve healthy work participation of people with RMDs

Study finds a possible new target to fight osteoarthritis

Study finds a possible new target to fight osteoarthritis

Total body PET/CT scans can effectively visualize systemic joint involvement in patients with arthritis

Total body PET/CT scans can effectively visualize systemic joint involvement in patients with arthritis

BMI: The mismeasure of weight and the mistreatment of obesity

BMI: The mismeasure of weight and the mistreatment of obesity

Study reveals immune characteristics of long-COVID

Study reveals immune characteristics of long-COVID

Patients with late-stage knee OA incur high costs for nonoperative treatments before total knee arthroplasty

Patients with late-stage knee OA incur high costs for nonoperative treatments before total knee arthroplasty