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  • Study Finds Corticosteroid Injections May Not Hasten Progression of Knee OA

    According to the findings of new study presented at the ACR Convergence 2020, the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology: Patients with knee OA who had corticosteroid injections did not show faster progression of OA or of needing TKA than patients who had hyaluronic acid injections, which have not been associated with cartilage loss.

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  • Acupuncture Before THA May Reduce Postoperative Opioid Use, Improve Pain Control

    In a study from the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit, veterans who received acupuncture treatment before undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) reported less postoperative pain and need far fewer opioids than veterans in the control group who did not receive acupuncture. Veterans in the acupuncture group also reported that they were more satisfied with their pain control.

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  • Why Would Surgeons Want to Adopt Calipered Kinematic Alignment for TKA?

    Dr. Stephen Howell answers ICJR’s questions about calipered kinematic alignment total knee arthroplasty, including the learning curve, how to set the femoral and tibial components, and how to reduce the risk of complications.

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  • Transient Osteoporosis of the Hip Overview

    Transient osteoporosis of the hip is a condition that occurs for unknown reasons. The condition is characterized by a spontaneous onset of hip pain associated with x-ray signs of osteoporosis and MRI evidence of bone inflammation.

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  • Turmeric may help ease the pain of a dodgy knee

    An extract of Curcuma longa (CL), commonly known as turmeric, was found to be more effective than placebo for reducing knee pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis.

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