Surgery

Microfragmented adipose tissue injection beneficial for knee OA

For patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA), microfragmented adipose tissue (MFAT) injection with arthroscopic surgery is associated with improved midterm clinical outcomes, according to a study published online Dec. 26 in ...

Surgery

Stronger thigh muscles may prevent knee replacement surgery

Stronger quadriceps muscles, relative to the hamstrings, may lower the risk of total knee replacement, according to research being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. Researchers ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Osteoarthritis: Unveiling complex mechanisms and immune influences

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), this musculoskeletal disorder affects approximately 1.71 billion people globally. Osteoarthritis is a condition where cartilage gradually breaks down, and joint bones are ...

Medications

CBD as a painkiller: Efficacy not clinically proven

Cannabidiol (CBD) is marketed by some suppliers as a painkiller, e.g., for osteoarthritis of the knee. Animal experiments have shown that the substance, which is extracted from the hemp plant, has an anti-inflammatory and ...

Medications

Methotrexate reduces pain in hand osteoarthritis with synovitis

For patients with hand osteoarthritis and synovitis, methotrexate has a potentially clinically meaningful effect on reducing pain, with no increase in adverse events, according to a study published online Oct. 12 in The Lancet.

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