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Intramuscular Triamcinolone Acetate Injection for OA Hip Pain

Intramuscular Triamcinolone Acetate Injection for OA Hip Pain

In patients with painful hip osteoarthritis, an intramuscular glucocorticoid injection may effectively alleviate hip pain in the short-term.

Quality of Life in Rheumatoid Arthritis Improved With Filgotinib

Quality of Life in Rheumatoid Arthritis Improved With Filgotinib

The results of 2 randomized controlled trials showed that filgotinib improved quality of life when given in combination with methotrexate or as monotherapy in rheumatoid arthritis.

Bariatric Surgery Lessens Knee OA Pain More in Certain Patients

Bariatric Surgery Lessens Knee OA Pain More in Certain Patients

Laparoscopic gastric band surgery is associated with more improvement in knee osteoarthritis in younger patients and those without prior knee injury.

Subcutaneous vs Intravenous Tanezumab for Knee, Hip Osteoarthritis

Subcutaneous vs Intravenous Tanezumab for Knee, Hip Osteoarthritis

Intravenous and subcutaneous administration of tanezumab may provide similar analgesia and tolerability in patients with hip or knee osteoarthritis.

Durolane Now Available to Treat Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

Durolane Now Available to Treat Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

In clinical trials, treatment with Durolane resulted in greater reduction in Visual Analog Scale (VAS) pain scores at 3 and 6 months compared to Synvisc One (hylan G-F 20; Sanofi Genzyme).

Glucosamine vs Ibuprofen for Painful Temporomandibular Joint Osteoarthritis

Glucosamine vs Ibuprofen for Painful Temporomandibular Joint Osteoarthritis

The effects of glucosamine supplements in the treatment of patients with painful temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis were not superior to the effects of ibuprofen taken 2 to 3 times per day.

Osteoarthritis-Associated Pain Not Relieved With Hydroxychloroquine

Osteoarthritis-Associated Pain Not Relieved With Hydroxychloroquine

Hydroxychloroquine was no more effective than placebo in reducing symptoms or radiographic progression in patients with moderate to severe hand pain and radiographic osteoarthritis.

Knee Pain in Osteoarthritis Associated With Long-Term Prefrailty, Frailty

Knee Pain in Osteoarthritis Associated With Long-Term Prefrailty, Frailty

Unilateral and bilateral knee pain may be associated with development of prefrailty and frailty over 6 years.

Short- vs Long-Acting Opioids for Osteoarthritis Pain

Short- vs Long-Acting Opioids for Osteoarthritis Pain

In addition to being safer and more cost-effective, short-acting opioids are comparable with long-acting opioids for pain management in patients with chronic osteoarthritis.

Vibrating Gloves Significantly Reduce Osteoarthritis-Related Hand Pain

Vibrating Gloves Significantly Reduce Osteoarthritis-Related Hand Pain

Gloves with small vibrating motors may safely reduce hand pain among women with osteoarthritis during and after use.