Genetics

Gene that protects against osteoarthritis identified

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common problems associated with aging, and although there are therapies to treat the pain that results from the breakdown of the cartilage that cushions joints, there are no available therapies ...

Vaccination

COVID vaccines: Why the safety process reassures experts

COVID-19 vaccine emergency approvals are around the corner, makers are preparing to ship millions of doses—and experts are trying to reassure the public that the record-breaking speed of development hasn't compromised safety.

Surgery

Preoperative mental state associated with postoperative pain

(HealthDay)—Even modest depression, anxiety, and catastrophizing are predictors of whether a patient later experiences improvements in pain relief following joint replacement surgery, according to a review published online ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Racket sports may worsen knee arthritis

Racket sports like tennis and racquetball appear to accelerate knee joint degeneration in overweight people with osteoarthritis, according to a study being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Novel technique 'stuns' arthritis pain in shoulder and hip

A novel outpatient procedure offers lasting pain relief for patients suffering from moderate to severe arthritis in their hip and shoulder joints, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society ...

Surgery

Q&A: Rotator cuff tears—treatment and recovery

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a 49-year-old man, and I've played tennis for many years without any injuries. But a few weeks ago, I developed pain in my shoulder during a match and was diagnosed with a rotator cuff tear. My doctor ...

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Joint

A joint is the location at which two or more bones make contact. They are constructed to allow movement and provide mechanical support, and are classified structurally and functionally.

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