As the life expectancy of patients continues to grow, healthcare professionals are seeing a rise in cases of osteoarthritis in their case files and are charged with discovering the best treatment possible for them.
As a part of the Choosing Wisely campaign, 6 organizations representing surgeons have contributed lists of tests and procedures that can be unnecessary and a waste of money.
Clinicians who treat patients suffering with osteoarthritis pain have a new low-dose nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) option at their disposal. Zorvolex (diclofenac) was developed to meet prevailing FDA recommendations regarding NSAID dosing and treatment duration.
In a recent study, mice that were fed diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids had healthier knee joints than those that consumed high levels of saturated fats and omega-6 fatty acids.
As patients age, their ability to adjust to physical changes in their bodies can directly effect how they perceive their lives progressing.
More than 1/3 of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) surgeries may be inappropriate, according to a study published online June 29 in Arthritis & Rheumatology.