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Osteoarthritis

Jun 1, 2011 Issue
Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis [Article]

Knee osteoarthritis is a common disabling condition that affects more than one-third of persons older than 65 years. Exercise, weight loss, physical therapy, intra-articular corticosteroid injections, and the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and braces or heel wedges decrease pain and imp...


May 15, 2011 Issue
Painless Nodules in the Fingers [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


May 1, 2010 Issue
Opioids for Osteoarthritis of the Knee or Hip [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Compared with placebo, the benefits achieved from opioid therapy are modest in terms of pain relief and improvement in function, and do not outweigh the increase in adverse effects. No single opioid stands out as more effective or safer than the rest.


Feb 15, 2010 Issue
Osteoarthritis of the Hip [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of nondrug, drug, and surgical treatments for osteoarthritis of the hip?


Sep 1, 2008 Issue
Shoulder Osteoarthritis: Diagnosis and Management [Article]

Osteoarthritis of the shoulder is a gradual wearing of the articular cartilage that leads to pain and stiffness. As the joint surface degenerates, the subchondral bone remodels, losing its sphericity and congruity. The joint capsule also becomes thickened, leading to further loss of shoulder rotatio...


Aug 15, 2008 Issue
Glucosamine [Article]

Glucosamine is one of the most popular dietary supplements sold in the United States. Most clinical trials have focused on its use in osteoarthritis of the knee. The reported adverse effects have been relatively well studied and are generally uncommon and minor. No significant supplement-drug intera...


Aug 1, 2008 Issue
Arthroscopic Surgery for Knee Osteoarthritis [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Compared with other modalities of treatment such as sham surgery, joint lavage, and joint washout, arthroscopic debridement does not improve outcomes for patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.


Apr 15, 2008 Issue
Osteoarthritis of the Knee [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of nonsurgical and surgical treatments for osteoarthritis of the knee?


Jan 15, 2008 Issue
Dietary Supplements for Osteoarthritis [Article]

A large number of dietary supplements are promoted to patients with osteoarthritis and as many as one third of those patients have used a supplement to treat their condition. Glucosamine-containing supplements are among the most commonly used products for osteoarthritis. Although the evidence is not...


Apr 1, 2006 Issue
Glucosamine Treatment for Osteoarthritis [Cochrane for Clinicians]

This review shows that, compared with placebo, glucosamine sulfate produces a moderate, clinically significant reduction in pain and improvement in function for patients with osteoarthritis. However, study results were not consistent. Most studies in the review used preparations of glucosamine sulfa...


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