Knee Osteoarthritis

Influence of Psychosocial, Sociodemographic Factors on Knee Osteoarthritis-Associated Pain

Influence of Psychosocial, Sociodemographic Factors on Knee Osteoarthritis-Associated Pain

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A set of psychosocial and sociodemographic factors may be associated with pain levels in patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Zilretta Benefits 'Real-World' Patients With Knee OA, Says Study

Zilretta Benefits 'Real-World' Patients With Knee OA, Says Study

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Patients who received a repeat Zilretta injection experienced a 64% improvement in Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index (WOMAC)-A (pain), a 66% improvement in WOMAC-B (stiffness), a 64% improvement on WOMAC-C (function), and improvement represented by a doubling of the KOOS Quality of Life subscale score by Week 4.

Diagnostic Genicular Nerve Block May Predict Treatment Outcomes of Cooled RFA in Chronic Knee Pain

Diagnostic Genicular Nerve Block May Predict Treatment Outcomes of Cooled RFA in Chronic Knee Pain

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Genicular nerve cooled radiofrequency ablation may effectively relieve chronic knee pain associated with osteoarthritis and improve function for up to 6 months.

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

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

Geniculate Artery Embolization Promising in Knee Osteoarthritis

Geniculate Artery Embolization Promising in Knee Osteoarthritis

Improvement in pain at one month; decrease in global WOMAC score in eight patients after GAE

Opioids vs Nonopioid Medications for Chronic Back, Knee, and Hip Osteoarthritis Pain

Opioids vs Nonopioid Medications for Chronic Back, Knee, and Hip Osteoarthritis Pain

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Opioids and nonopioid analgesics were found to provide similar improvements in pain-related function over a 1-year period in patients with chronic back pain or knee or hip osteoarthritis pain.

Predicting Best Outcomes of Intra-Articular Hyaluronic Acid Treatment in Knee OA

Predicting Best Outcomes of Intra-Articular Hyaluronic Acid Treatment in Knee OA

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Patients with knee osteoarthritis who can best benefit from treatment with intra-articular hyaluronic acid injections include patients with high levels of knee pain, younger individuals, persons with a high body mass index, and individuals with less severe structural damage.

Factors Predicting Pain Outcomes After TKR for Knee Osteoarthritis

Factors Predicting Pain Outcomes After TKR for Knee Osteoarthritis

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In patients with knee osteoarthritis, high pain levels and low pressure pain thresholds at baseline predicted worse pain outcomes after total knee replacement surgery, but did not predict outcomes after nonsurgical interventions.

Opioid vs Non-Opioid Treatment for Pain-Related Function

Opioid vs Non-Opioid Treatment for Pain-Related Function

The study compared opioid vs non-opioid treatment in 240 patients with either moderate to severe chronic back pain or hip or knee osteoarthritis pain.

Physical Therapy vs Tai Chi for Knee Osteoarthritis: Dose-Response Effects of Interventions

Physical Therapy vs Tai Chi for Knee Osteoarthritis: Dose-Response Effects of Interventions

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This study's results revealed that tai chi and physical therapy interventions did not differ in time-to-response according to either ≥20% or ≥50% response thresholds for pain or function.

Pain Expectancy May Affect Perception of Analgesia After Genuine, Sham Electroacupuncture

Pain Expectancy May Affect Perception of Analgesia After Genuine, Sham Electroacupuncture

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Pain expectancy may affect the pain experience in older patients with knee osteoarthritis after genuine and sham electroacupuncture.

Neuropathic Pain Common in End-Stage Knee, Hip Osteoarthritis

Neuropathic Pain Common in End-Stage Knee, Hip Osteoarthritis

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Patients with end-stage knee or hip osteoarthritis were found to often experience possible neuropathic pain - particularly pain at rest vs on activity, and in men.

Examining the Effectiveness of Bisphosphonates for Knee Osteoarthritis

Examining the Effectiveness of Bisphosphonates for Knee Osteoarthritis

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Seven studies were included in a meta-analysis examining the potential benefit of bisphosphonate therapy in knee osteoarthritis.

FDA Grants Fast Track Designation to Trans-Capsaicin Injection for Knee Osteoarthritis

FDA Grants Fast Track Designation to Trans-Capsaicin Injection for Knee Osteoarthritis

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The FDA has granted Fast Track designation to CNTX-4975, a highly potent, ultrapure, synthetic form of trans-capsaicin, for the treatment of pain associated with knee osteoarthritis.

Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation Relieves Osteoarthritis-Related Knee Pain

Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation Relieves Osteoarthritis-Related Knee Pain

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Cooled radiofrequency ablation may provide greater pain relief compared with intraarticular steroid injection in patients with osteoarthritis-related chronic knee pain.

Zilretta Now Available for Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

Zilretta Now Available for Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

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Flexion Therapeutics announced the availability of Zilretta (triamcinolone acetonide extended-release injectable suspension) indicated for the management of pain associated with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee.

Durolane Approved for Treatment of Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

Durolane Approved for Treatment of Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

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The FDA has approved Durolane for the treatment of pain associated with knee osteoarthritis, which relieved pain and restored function for up to 6 months in patients.

Ozone Safe, Effective for Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

Ozone Safe, Effective for Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

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Intra-articular ozone may provide pain relief, functional improvement, and gains in quality of life in patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Mobility Barriers' Impact on Daily Life of Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis

Mobility Barriers' Impact on Daily Life of Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis

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Approximately 37% of US adults aged 60 years and older have been diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis, and the number is expected to rise.

Physical Function in Knee Osteoarthritis Improved With Exercise Therapy

Physical Function in Knee Osteoarthritis Improved With Exercise Therapy

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Patients with knee osteoarthritis and severe comorbidities showed significant improvements in physical function shown by WOMAC and 6MWT scores after undergoing a tailored exercise program.

Chondroitin as Effective as Celecoxib for Knee Osteoarthritis

Chondroitin as Effective as Celecoxib for Knee Osteoarthritis

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Chondroitin sulfate was superior to placebo and proved equivalent to celecoxib for osteoarthritis of the knee.

Fiber, Chondroitin Regimen Leads to Knee Pain Relief in Osteoarthritis

Fiber, Chondroitin Regimen Leads to Knee Pain Relief in Osteoarthritis

Fiber and/or the dietary supplement chondroitin may help reduce knee pain from arthritis.

Quadriceps Exercise to Relieve Knee Osteoarthritis-Related Pain

Quadriceps Exercise to Relieve Knee Osteoarthritis-Related Pain

A quadriceps isometric contraction exercise method is effective for relieving pain in knee osteoarthritis.

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Effective for Knee OA Pain

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Effective for Knee OA Pain

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Transcranial direct current stimulation can effectively alleviate osteoarthritis-related knee pain.

Novel Hyaluronan Injection Shows Superior Reduction in Osteoarthritis Knee Pain, Stiffness

Novel Hyaluronan Injection Shows Superior Reduction in Osteoarthritis Knee Pain, Stiffness

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Novel viscous gel-based formulation of hyaluronan more effective in reducing pain and stiffness in patients with moderate knee osteoarthritis.

Total Knee Replacement for Osteoarthritis has Little Effect on Quality of Life

Total Knee Replacement for Osteoarthritis has Little Effect on Quality of Life

The current practice of total knee replacement that is performed in the US has minimal effects on quality of life among patients.

Imaging Recommendations by EULAR for Symptomatic Osteoarthritis

Imaging Recommendations by EULAR for Symptomatic Osteoarthritis

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The first evidence-based recommendations on the use of imaging in osteoarthritis clinical practice have been released by the European League Against Rheumatism.

Knee Osteoarthritis, Metabolic Syndrome not Associated

Knee Osteoarthritis, Metabolic Syndrome not Associated

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There was no association between metabolic syndrome, its components, and incident knee osteoarthritis.

Knee Osteoarthritis May Increase Risk of Hypertension

Knee Osteoarthritis May Increase Risk of Hypertension

Having knee osteoarthritis may increase the likelihood of developing hypertension.

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