Researchers in the U.K. have discovered an elegantly simple solution to lower orthopedic surgery patients’ risk of osteoarthritis: sugar. More specifically, sugar mixed into the saline solution surgeons use to clean joints.
Researchers at Duke University were surprised to find a possible link between leptin and osteoarthritis (OA). Leptin is a hormone in the body that regulates appetite; it also influences known OA risk factors, such as body weight, inflammation, sex hormones
There are actually two types of osteoarthritis (OA): primary and secondary. These two forms of OA have the same symptoms, but different causes. What is osteoarthritis? Both primary and secondary OA involve the breakdown of cartilage in joints, which causes
A recent study has identified a florescent probe that could help doctors diagnose osteoarthritis earlier and better track its progression. It could also demonstrate the effectiveness of various osteoarthritis medications
Is the constant pain in your knees limiting your ability to walk and enjoy daily activities? If so, you are not alone. Knee pain is a common complaint heard by orthopaedic surgeons as ongoing physical activity weigh heavily on the