Friday, 10 Apr 2020


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10 Dec 2019 Social Those with prior partial knee arthroplasty (AKA medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty) who undergo total knee replacement have a 3-fold higher risk of revision vs primary TKA.
06 Nov 2017 Social RT @japaoli19: #1206 Another study showing the benefits of chondroitin sulfate in knee OA. 800mg dose. #ACR17 @RheumNow…
10 Aug 2015 Social Women who have Pregnancies < every 12 months have a 4 fold higher risk of postmenopausal #osteoporosis
29 Aug 2018 Social Osteoarthritis and Psoriatic arthritis differ from RA by affecting DIP and PIP joints with medial or lateral IP subluxations. In RA the finger deformities are dorsal-ventral
07 Nov 2017 Social RT @_connectedcare: Recall the WHOLE joint involvement in OA, not just cartilage #ACR17 @RheumNow
17 Apr 2019 Social Lateral wedge insoles are often used medial knee OA. Study of 63 preselected pts shows a significant pain reduction (vs neutral soles) but mean difference was 0.7 on 0–10 scale; thus benefitting only a minority of pts
16 May 2018 Social Study from NYU and Emory shows that orders for MSK imaging were highest amongst Ortho Orthopedic surgery 37.6% (most knee imaging) Internal medicine 20.2% Family practice 14.8% Emergency medicine 7.9% Rheumatology 5.7% (most hand, 2nd in US)
18 May 2016 Social RCT shows 12 wks of PT vs TaiChi equally effective in Knee OA x 52 wks; less depression, better QOL in Tai Chi grp
13 Feb 2020 Social RT @Janetbirdope: In general high volume hip & knee replacement orthopods have better outcome. Surrogate for skill? No always warns Dr Wm…
15 Oct 2018 Social Diabetics known to have a higher risk of hip Fracture; Metanalysis of nearly 5 million people & over 50k Fractures shows diabetics w/ a 30% increased risk of ankle Fx (RR 1.30) & 15% decrease in wrist Fx (RR 0.85). Same pattern of Fx seen w/ obesity.
22 Aug 2019 Social RCT of 139 knee OA pts given either curcumin 500-mg tid or diclofenac 50-mg bid. At days 14 and 28 both had similar improvement in pain and KOOS score; but curcumin had better tolerance, less GI sxs and H2 blocker use.
13 Feb 2020 Social RT @Janetbirdope: Out of control- injection of stuff into knee. Amniotic fluid, stem cells etc. NEED proper data. Not regulated and unprove…
16 Jun 2018 Social Dr. David Felson shows bone marrow lesions correlate well with pain of osteoarthritis, and may improve either treatment. from #EULAR SP0152
01 Aug 2016 Social Early RA pts higher fracture risk w/ pred >15mg/d & >6400mg total. Fx risk 29% lower 60-182 d after d/c prednisone
19 Nov 2018 Social 80 overweight & obese pts w/ mild to moderate Knee OA Rx in RDBPCT showing garlic 1000 mg/D significantly lowers pain scores, resistin levels (but not TNF). Garlic may work by effects on MMPs, cytokines? shown to lower CRP levels
07 Oct 2016 Social Injection of nanoparticle peptides carrying siRNA that inhibit NF-κB may benefit osteoarthritic joints
11 Oct 2019 Social RheumNow Podcast is up! When youre hot youre hot! Watch it on youtube>> or listen to the podcast in your car on iTues, Apple podcast or on Stitcher or SoundCloud>>
11 Aug 2019 Social Osteoarthritis Iniative study of 3053 #OA pts shows worsening in health related quality of life is most rapid with Female gender, higher BMI, smoking, knee pain, and lower income at baseline. Rapid progressors had higher risk of TKR (HR 6.2;CI 3.6–10.7)
02 Jun 2015 Social 5814 Medicare pts Rx w/ biologic + Denosumab or Zolendronic acid. Similar hosp infx rates were seen 14.9 v 13.9/100PY
31 Jan 2019 Social RCT of Vitamin D in 379 elderly UK adults aged ≥70 y (48% women) give either 12,000 IU, 24,000 IU, or 48,000 IU. There was no ΔBMD, but parathyroid hormone decreased in all 3 groups (significantly betw 48,000 and 12,000-IU groups (P < 0.01).