Arthritis

Arthritis
Arthritis is a form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints. There are over 100 different forms of arthritis. The most common form, osteoarthritis, is a result of trauma to the joint, infection of the joint, or age. The major complaint by individuals who have arthritis is joint pain.
  • A genetic test to detect psoriatic arthritis has been launched by drug makers DermaGenoma, Inc. The PsoriasisDX Genetic Test helps identify those at high risk of developing psoriatic arthritis before they experience arthritic symptoms.
  • Scientists at Lancaster University have developed a new device to test osteoarthritis. And, it does so without the doctor having to undertake a series of tests.
  • The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has approved and released an evidence-based clinical practice guideline on "The Treatment of Glenohumeral Joint Osteoarthritis." This major joint in the shoulder — the ball and socket joint — is sometimes affected by osteoarthritis, causing pain, loss of function, and reduced quality of life.
  • Stem cell therapy may provide the ultimate answer to an incurable form of arthritis affecting the knees, according to a recent study conducted by scientists at the University of Keele, England.
  • Daily intake of large doses of Vitamin B6 can cut down the negative effects of certain compounds within the body that causes a flare-up of rheumatoid arthritis, says a new study, the findings of which were published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
  • Flexible options catering to the need of patients can go a long way in managing osteoarthritis, says a review published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS).
  • Middle-aged men and women with osteoarthritis of the knee now have more options than ever before in terms of treatment methods that will allow them to remain active in the sports that they love.
  • Middle-aged men and women with osteoarthritis of the knee now have more options than ever before for treatments that may allow them to remain active in the sports they love, according to a review published in the July 2010 issue of of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS).
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