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Depression affects arthritic knee symptoms

Depression can exacerbate the symptoms of knee arthritis in patients who have minimal or moderate radiographic severity according to a study of 660 of...

Cervical spondylosis with myelopathy: Painful and sometimes paralyzing

This progressive degenerative spine condition is commonly mistaken for arthritis. This article covers assessment and management, including preop and postop care.

Joint adventures: The path to total knee replacement

More Americans seem destined for total knee replacement. Learn about the different types of knee replacement surgery and how nurses can improve outcomes for patients who opt for "new" knees.

Nitroglycerin ointment slightly increases bone mineral density in postmenopausal women

Nitroglycerin ointment applied at bedtime for 2 years slightly increased bone mineral density in postmenopausal women states a study in JAMA. Read more at...

Astute assessment prevents paralysis

What seems like a simple pulled muscle to a shipping clerk turns out to be cauda equina syndrome, a potentially paralyzing injury that warrants immediate surgery.

Compared to nsNSAIDs and coxibs, opioid use in older adults with arthritis increases risk...

In older adults with arthritis, opioid use increases the risk of fractures and safety events requiring hospitalization, compared to nonselective NSAIDs (nsNSAIDs) and selective...

When cancer spreads to the bone

Bone metastases causes significant pain and raises the risk of fractures and spinal-cord compression. Learn how to help patients cope.

Early rehab for ACL tears may lessen need for surgery

In young adults, early rehabilitation and optional delayed reconstruction for acute anterior cruciate ligament tears (ACL) reduced the need for surgery compared to rehab...

Myths and misconceptions about rheumatoid arthritis

Think you know all about rheumatoid arthritis? Think again. Misunderstandings about the disease abound, even among healthcare professionals.

Stopping the silent progression of osteoporosis

Osteoporosis and low bone mass affect about 44 million Americans. Women account for 80% of that number. And each year, more than 1.5 million Americans suffer osteoporotic fractures.

FDA approves new drug for osteoporosis

On June 1, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Prolia (denosumab), an injectable treatment for postmenopausal women with osteoporosis who are at...

“Metal-on-metal” hip implant concerns on the rise

The New York Times published an article on concerns related to “metal-on-metal” hip implants. Read the article at http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/04/health/04metalhip.html?partner=rss&emc=rss.

Cognitive behaviorial therapy

A study of 701 adults with subacute or chronic back pain found that cognitive behavioral therapy reduced pain and disability compared to those who...

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