Stem cells that can help repair knee joints are identified in new research

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stem cell, knee joint, knee pain, knee arthritis, stem cell treatment, arthritis magazineStem cells that could help repair damage to the knee joints have been identified by experts from the University of Aberdeen. It is hoped that the research will lead to treatments that help prevent the worst damage caused by arthritis before it occurs. Continue reading

Dairy products linked with greater risk for total hip replacement in men with osteoarthritis

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dairy, osteoarthritis, hip operation, arthritis foods, arthritis information, arthritis magazineIncreasing dairy product consumption has been associated with an increased risk of total hip replacement for men (but not women) with osteoarthritis, experts reveal in The Journal of Rheumatology.
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Opioids before knee replacement ops seem to result in worse pain outcomes

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osteoarthritis, knee arthritis, chondroitin sulfate, celecoxib, supplementThere is growing concern about opioid use before total knee replacement surgery and now new research in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery suggests that it could actually lead to worse pain outcomes afterwards. Continue reading

New findings may boost deep brain stimulation as treatment for chronic pain

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chronic pain, anterior cingulate cortex, fibromyalgia, brain, arthritis informationChronic pain in one body part may distort the intensity with which a key brain region perceives pain everywhere else, says a new study in eLife. Continue reading

Genetic variants associated with ankylosing spondylitis are more common than previously thought

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ankylosing spondylitis, genetics, back pain, arthritis information, arthritis magazineA new insight into the genetics of ankylosing spondylitis could aid future treatment of the disease, says research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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