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MKSAP Quiz: Worsening chronic shoulder pain

An 85-year-old woman is evaluated for worsening chronic right shoulder pain of 1 year's duration. The pain is more severe with use. She has no history of trauma to the shoulder. Following a physical exam, tests, and a radiograph, what is the most likely diagnosis?
1 Jul 2024

Total knee replacement cost-effective for end-stage osteoarthritis even in severe obesity

A modeling study analyzed the long-term effects and costs of total knee replacement for patients who were ages 50 years or older and had end-stage knee osteoarthritis and a body mass index of 40 kg/m2 or greater.
23 Mar 2021

Online yoga program improved physical function in patients with knee osteoarthritis

A 12-week unsupervised, home-based online yoga program improved physical function but not knee pain during walking compared with online education about osteoarthritis, an Australian randomized trial found.
20 Sep 2022

Osteoarthritis can ease with easy changes

An optimal regimen starting with nonpharmacologic measures can help patients achieve notable relief.
1 May 2021

Telehealth options show benefit in treating effects of osteoarthritis

Recent randomized trials in patients with osteoarthritis showed that an app-based program was associated with some reduction in reported pain and that cognitive behavioral therapy by phone improved insomnia symptoms.
2 Mar 2021

4 steps to managing osteoarthritis pain in the elderly

Weight loss and nutritional counseling should be the first step, while opioids are always and only a last resort.
1 Jul 2016

Long-term weight loss of at least 20% helps improve outcomes in overweight, obese patients with knee osteoarthritis

Overweight and obese adults with pain and radiographically confirmed knee osteoarthritis who had participated in the Intensive Diet and Exercise for Arthritis study were characterized according to their weight loss over 18 months: less than 5%, at least 5%, at least 10%, and at least 20%.
26 Jun 2018

Off-label hydroxychloroquine no more effective than placebo when added to usual care for osteoarthritis hand pain

Findings do not support the current practice of off-label use of hydroxychloroquine in patients with hand osteoarthritis, but that should not deter research and drug development communities from researching more potent agents or compounds that more specifically target the inflammatory pathways, editorialists said.
27 Feb 2018

Early interventions overlooked in OA

Osteoarthritis has been somewhat neglected, according to a recently formed consortium that is advocating for more proactive diagnosis and intervention. Earlier screening and a less reactive approach might head off some of the worst of the difficulties and related treatment costs.
1 May 2013

MKSAP Quiz: 1-year history of widespread joint, muscle pain

A 37-year-old woman is evaluated for a 1-year history of widespread joint and muscle pain, fatigue, poor sleep, and difficulty focusing. Following a physical exam and lab tests, what is the most likely diagnosis?
9 Jan 2024

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