Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis In the News

  • Treating Two Knees with One Surgery
    DailyRX.com – March 18, 2014
    Patients with arthritis in both knees sometimes choose to undergo a double replacement surgery on the same day. A recent study looked at whether this operation is safe for rheumatoid arthritis patients....
  • Dr. Mary Goldring Named President of Orthopaedic Research Society
    HSS – March 17, 2014
    Mary B. Goldring, Ph.D., senior scientist at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City, has been named president of the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS). The inauguration took place at the organization’s annual meeting on March 17 in New Orleans, with more than 2600 attendees....
  • Study at HSS Finds that Losing or Gaining Weight After Joint Replacement Affects How Well Patients Will Do
    HSS – March 14, 2014
    While many overweight patients intend to lose weight after joint replacement, a study at Hospital for Special (HSS) finds that although some patients are able to achieve this goal, equal numbers of patients actually gain weight after hip or knee replacement. Researchers also determined that patients’ success in managing their weight after surgery affects how well they do two years down the road....
  • Same-Day Double Knee Replacement Surgery Safe for Select Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
    HSS – March 13, 2014
    Same-day bilateral knee replacement surgery is safe for select patients with rheumatoid arthritis, researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery...
  • Arthroplasty for rheumatoid arthritis doesn’t boost cardiovascular risk
    Rheumatology News – February 28, 2014
    During a recent 15-year period in which the annual arthroplasty rate for osteoarthritis and other noninflammatory arthritides doubled, the arthroplasty rate for rheumatoid arthritis actually declined. Moreover, the mean age at the time of arthroplasty for RA rose....
  • Stopping Knee OA
    Arthritis Today – January 3, 2014
    Is there anything I can do to stop my knee osteoarthritis (OA) from progressing?...
  • Grant Awarded for MRI Study of Osteoarthritis Biomarkers
    Radiology Today – November 12, 2013
    Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, will share $1 million awarded by the Arthritis Foundation to validate the use of new MRI techniques and newly identified biomarkers in identifying early stages of osteoarthritis....
  • NYC exercise program improves bone health in elderly Asians
    China Daily--USA – November 7, 2013
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  • Exercise Program in Senior Centers Helps Decrease Pain and Improve Mobility for Asian Older Adults
    HSS – November 5, 2013
    Experts say it’s never too late to reap the benefits of exercise, and a program offered in New York City senior centers is improving quality of life for many older adults. The exercise program, offered by Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in senior centers in New York City’s Chinatown and Flushing, Queens communities, has helped decrease pain, improve mobility and enhance the overall health of many participants...
  • HSS Researchers Use Grant to Test New MRI Techniques and Biomarkers for Arthritis Prevention Treatments
    HSS – August 29, 2013
    In recent years, researchers have been frustrated because there are no tools to identify early stages of osteoarthritis and thus no good way to test therapies for preventing or slowing the disease. Now, three institutions have been awarded $1 million from the Arthritis Foundation to validate the use of new MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) techniques and newly identified biomarkers to solve this vexing problem....
  • RA Increases Risk for Blood Clots
    Arthritis Today – August 23, 2013
    Anne R. Bass, MD, a rheumatologist at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, says the emergence of RA as a risk factor for VTE parallels the emergence of RA as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease....
  • Knee Replacement Often Beneficial for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Study
    HealthDay – June 20, 2013
    The common belief that rheumatoid arthritis patients don’t benefit from knee replacement surgery as much as those with the more common osteoarthritis has been challenged by the findings from a pair of studies by New York City scientists....
  • Model recreates wear and tear of osteoarthritis
    Cornell Chronicle – June 18, 2013
    There’s a reason osteoarthritis is often called wear-and-tear arthritis: Repeated stress on joints over time results in degeneration of the soft cartilage that normally distributes loads to the joints....
  • West Caldwell Doctor Honored for Bone Research
    The Caldwells (N.J.) Patch – May 16, 2013
    Hospital for Special Surgery has honored Dr. Adele Boskey of West Caldwell, for her research in osteoporosis and her role as a mentor to young scientists....
  • Study: TKR improves long-term quality of life for patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis
    Orthopedics Today – April 2, 2013
    Researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery have found that total knee replacement improved the long-term quality of life for patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, but noted survivorship of the implants were lower than in elderly osteoarthritic patients....
  • Simple '10 step' test could detect knee osteoarthritis
    Cambridge Network – March 25, 2013
    A '10 step' test to monitor people's walking pattern could be a simple and low-cost way of spotting the early symptoms of knee osteoarthritis...
  • Stem Cell Treatments for Joint Cartilage
    Lifescript – March 8, 2013
    Researchers are testing cutting-edge therapies that use adult stem cells to regenerate joint cartilage and repair arthritis damage. Eventually, these treatments may reduce pain and help patients postpone joint replacements....
  • Ask Well: Keeping Knee Arthritis in Check
    The New York Times – March 6, 2013
    Dr. Michael Parks, an orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, gives his expert advice on how to prevent the further progression of knee osteoarthritis....
  • Platelet-rich Plasma May Benefit Early Knee OA
    Arthritis Today – March 1, 2013
    Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a therapy used to help heal surgical wounds and tendon injuries, may also relieve symptoms of early knee osteoarthritis (OA), according to a new study out of Hospital for Special Surgery...
  • Patients with knee OA showed improved pain and function scores after PRP treatment
    Orthopedics Today – February 13, 2013
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  • New, less expensive treatment for arthritis
    WABC-TV--New York – December 5, 2012
    There is a common painful condition that affects women as young as their mid thirties. Arthritis in their thumb. But now there is a less expensive way to treat it that will help many patients....
  • New Study Warns Of 'The Soda Ache'
    WCBS-TV News – November 27, 2012
    We know that drinking too much soda has been linked to obesity, but now a new study suggests that it also may be linked to arthritis of the knee in men....
  • Expensive Arthritis Treatment Not Worth It?
    Ivanhoe Broadcast News – November 13, 2012
    Carpometacarpal (CMC) osteoarthritis, caused by regular wear and tear, is common in individuals over 60. It occurs in 80% of women who are 80 or older. Research now shows that just because a treatment is more expensive, it doesn’t necessarily make it better.

    A randomized, double blind clinical trial by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery has revealed that corticosteroids are more effective than the more expensive treatment...

  • How dancing just once a week could relieve the pain of arthritis
    London (UK) Daily Mail – November 13, 2012
    A study found hospital-based exercise programs such as Pilates, yoga or dance fitness can relieve the pain of the disease. American scientists studied at the effectiveness of exercise programmes run by Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City....
  • Hospital-Based Exercise Programs Benefit People with Osteoarthritis
    HSS – November 10, 2012
    A low-cost exercise program run by Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City has significantly improved pain, function and quality of life in participants with osteoarthritis, according to new research.

    The study adds to the growing evidence that exercise is beneficial for osteoarthritis and shows that a hospital-based program can work....

  • Discover Your Best Treatment for Osteoarthritis
    Lifescript.com – August 8, 2012
    Discover the best treatment for osteoarthritis for you, plus lifestyle changes and medications that can help, whether you’re newly diagnosed, in treatment or wondering if you’ll need a caregiver...
  • Not Too Young for Knee Replacement
    HSS – July 31, 2012
    Barry Vargas is the picture of health, tall and athletic- looking. You’d never imagine the upbeat 34-year-old would be a candidate for knee replacement, an operation generally performed on people in their sixties and older....
  • Study: Noninvasive Treatment May Relieve Painful Knee Arthritis
    HSS – July 23, 2012
    Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have launched a study that could lead to a powerful, noninvasive treatment for painful knee osteoarthritis (OA). Howard Hillstrom, Ph.D., and colleagues at the Leon Root, M.D., Motion Analysis Laboratory are enrolling people in a study to see if “conservative realignment therapy” helps relieve knee pain and improve function....
  • Knee Replacements and Weight Gain
    Lifescript – June 25, 2012
    Your knee replacement’s complete. Now it’s time to work off the excess pounds you gained when post-surgical pain derailed your diet and exercise program. But resuming healthy weight habits after joint replacement surgery isn’t as easy as you might think. Here’s how to do it......
  • Orthotics Part of Arthritis Treatment
    The Rheumatologist – June 14, 2012
    Rheumatologists care for patients with assistive devices such as knee braces or foot orthotics. Although not involved in fitting patients with the appliances, rheumatologists still need to know how to manage these patients and evaluate how their assistive devices work to lessen pain and other problems...
  • NYC fund awards biotech prizes
    Crain's New York Business – June 4, 2012
    Among this year's winning projects is an implant to stop cartilage from deteriorating in arthritic joints....
  • Your Osteoarthritis Treatment Options
    WebMD.com – June 3, 2012
    Osteoarthritis, the wear-and-tear form of arthritis, affects one in two Americans during the course of their lifetime. Marked by pain, swelling, and reduced motion in the joints, OA typically strikes the hands, knees, hips or spine -- but any joint is at risk. Although there are no drugs to alter the course of OA once the process is set in motion, many medications and therapies can help you feel better and stay active....
  • 73-year-old woman scaling Everest proves you can age well
    USA Today – May 28, 2012
    Regular exercise eases the stiffness and pain of arthritis.

    Sports doc and triathlete Jordan Metzl knows this firsthand. He says he has some arthritis, but says exercise helps him....

  • The Road to Remission in RA
    MedPage Today – April 11, 2012
    When you first see a patient with undifferentiated arthritis, what is your approach?...
  • Strange Bedfellows Make Progress at HSS Osteoarthritis Summit
    Orthopedics This Week – March 26, 2012
    What if you locked clinicians, researchers, insurers, device manufacturers and others all in the same room for a good cause? Progress!...
  • 12 Steps to Coping with Arthritis
    SpryLiving.com – March 21, 2012
    Often the long-term result of an untreated injury, arthritis affects not only the joints but the tissues that surround them, along with other connective tissue. It’s certainly not uncommon. According to the Arthritis Foundation, it is the leading cause of disability in the United States, striking 50 million Americans, or one in every five adults. And it is not just a disease of old age; two-thirds of the people with arthritis are under age 65....
  • Osteoarthritis summit delineates research shortcomings, path forward
    OrthoSuperSite – March 16, 2012
    “Osteoarthritis Summit: Frontiers in OA Research” was referred to in a Hospital for Special Surgery news release as a first step in building consensus about what needs to be done to advance treatments and design preventive strategies....
  • The State of the Science in the Prevention and Management of Osteoarthritis
    American Journal of Nursing – March 15, 2012
    In July 2011 a symposium on osteoarthritis convened experts at Hospital for Special Surgery in many areas—nursing, epidemiology, rheumatology, public policy, geriatrics, pharmacotherapy, physical therapy, and complementary modalities—to discuss the importance of nurses in reducing the disability caused by osteoarthritis....
  • Hospital for Special Surgery Hosts Osteoarthritis Summit
    About.com – March 12, 2012
    Recently, 35 experts in the field -- including scientists, researchers, doctors, physical therapists, government officials, and representatives from the pharmaceutical, device, and insurance industries -- gathered for the Osteoarthritis Summit: Frontiers in OA, hosted by Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City....
  • Osteoarthritis Summit Delineates Shortcomings of Research and Path Forward For Leading Cause of Disability in U.S.
    HSS – March 9, 2012
    A recent summit that bought together international multidisciplinary experts has provided a foundation for addressing what is the cause of disability in the United States: osteoarthritis. The summit was hosted by Hospital for Special Surgery....
  • Aging knees, hips get replaced - and sometimes fingers, too
    USA Today – March 1, 2012
    While finger joint replacement is an uncommon surgery, Dr. Scott Wolfe, of Hospital for Special Surgery, says more people should consider it rather than abandon a sport that enhances a healthy lifestyle....
  • Biggest Arthritis Myths Busted
    ABCNews.com – February 15, 2012
    About 50 million Americans are living with some type of arthritis, but despite how common a condition it is, many people -- even some who are diagnosed with it -- hold beliefs about arthritis that experts say aren't true....
  • Study: Women May Feel More Pain Than Men Do
    WebMD Health News – January 23, 2012
    Though not likely to be the final word, new research shows that women may feel pain more intensely than men do, especially for specific types of pain....
  • Heat Treatments for Osteoarthritis Pain Relief
    EverydayHealth.com – November 15, 2011
    “Heat can help in relieving pain and spasm and is especially good before exercise — it can often increase how far the joint can be moved,” says Theodore Fields, MD, director of the Rheumatology Faculty Practice Plan at Hospital for Special Surgery...
  • Low Back Range of Motion Exercise for Spinal Arthritis
    About.com – November 11, 2011
    Tips for improving low back flexibility when you have spinal arthritis...
  • Sleep Tips for Arthritis in the Neck
    About.com – September 29, 2011
    Hagit Rajter, physical therapist at the Joint Mobility Center at New York's Hospital for Special Surgery, says that when you sleep, your head should be in line with your spine....
  • State of the Science in the Prevention and Management of Osteoarthritis - A Conference for Nurses
    HSS – July 12, 2011
    Osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of disability in the United States, affecting 27 million Americans. In an effort to raise awareness and increase knowledge of OA among the nursing community, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), the American Journal of Nursing and the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses will present a groundbreaking two-day symposium...
  • What to Expect from Total Hip Replacement Surgery
    LifeScript.com – May 10, 2011
    Hip replacements are faster and safer than ever with new materials and surgical procedures. Find out about the recent innovations and what to expect as you recover...
  • Hospital for Special Surgery to Host International Arthritis Summit in 2011
    HSS – June 28, 2010
    Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) plans to host a two-day international Osteoarthritis Summit in June 2011...
  • Boning Up on Bone Drugs
    More Magazine – June 1, 2010
    Late last fall I started walking like a penguin. The array of specialists I waddled in to see—the anesthesiologist, the physiatrist (a doctor who supervises physical therapy and rehabilitation), the rheumatologist, the sports-med doctor and finally the back surgeon—were baffled by my gait and the increasingly intense throbbing in my left buttock...
  • HealthWatch: Knee Pain From Arthritis
    WCBS-TV – May 11, 2010
    Do your knees hurt, creak or pop? You may be like millions of Americans who suffer from arthritis in the knees...
  • Eliminating Shoulder Pain
    foxnews.com – May 11, 2010
    Getting old is tough. In fact, arthritis is the second most frequent chronic condition in the United States today. It can affect any joint in your body and it can really stop you in your tracks. Luckily, there are many options available to those suffering with this condition, including joint replacement surgery...
  • How to Prevent and Treat Arthritis
    Family Circle Magazine – April 1, 2010
    While there are over 100 different arthritis-related conditions, half of the 46 million sufferers in the U.S. have osteoarthritis. In fact, it's estimated that almost 50 percent of us will be dealing with some form of it by the time we turn 65. ...
  • Hospital for Special Surgery Supports Arthritis Foundation Focus on Raising National Awareness of Osteoarthritis
     – February 4, 2010
    Hospital for Special Surgery, (HSS), a world leader in orthopedics and rheumatology, today announced its support of the Arthritis Foundation and Ad Council newly launched campaign, "Moving is the Best Medicine," to raise awareness of osteoarthritis, increase public health education and support breakthrough research....
  • Hospital for Special Surgery Launches Study of Injectable Medication to Treat Painful Thumb Arthritis
     – February 1, 2010
    Imagine living with an aching, throbbing thumb day in and day out. The pain can be so bad, you can’t use your hand and it keeps you up at night. A study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Arthritis Foundation, aims to find out if injections of a hyaluronan product can provide pain relief....
  • Injections May Boost Knee Surgery Success
    MSN (HealthDay News) – January 28, 2010
    For people with arthritis, injections of a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory fluid can improve recovery from arthroscopic knee surgery to repair damaged cartilage, researchers say....
  • Arthritis Foundation Presents Highest Nationwide Volunteer Award
    Arthritis Foundation – December 2, 2009
    The Arthritis Foundation bestowed Laura Robbins, DSW, with its highest nationwide volunteer award, the Charles B. Harding Award for Distinguished Service, during the organization's national meeting on Nov. 20 in Atlanta....
  • Should You Give Injectables a Shot for Osteoarthritis Pain?
    WebMD – October 7, 2009
    Finding relief from knee pain can be a trying experience for the nearly 27 million Americans who live with osteoarthritis. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) help many, but these medications can have serious side effects, including ulcers and serious gastrointestinal bleeding. What’s more, supplements such as glucosamine and chondroitin, which were once hailed as miracles, have not always lived up to their claims in clinical studies....
  • Satisfaction High Among Hip Replacement Patients
    Modern Medicine – September 10, 2009
    Four years after total hip arthroplasty, most patients report that their preoperative expectations were either completely or somewhat fulfilled, according to a study published in the Sept. 1 issue of the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery....
  • HealthWatch: Easing Arthritis
    WCBS-TV 2 – August 4, 2009
    It adds up to more than $128 billion in healthcare costs. Much of it spent on total joint replacements. But CBS 2's Dr. Max Gomez is here to tell us that there are some steps short of total joint replacement that can ease the pain....
  • Quantitative MRI Helps to Repair Damaged Knees
    Medical Imaging International – July 31, 2009
    Investigators have shown that a biodegradable scaffold or plug can be used to treat patients with damaged knee cartilage. The study is unique in that it utilized serial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning and newer quantitative T2 mapping to examine how the plug incorporated itself into the knee....
  • New Hip Surgeries Boost Mobility, Fend off Arthritis
    USA TODAY – July 20, 2009
    Jasmine Caccamo talks about how she was not able to walk down a New York City block without having to stop several times and rest her sore hip. She is only 26 years old. Enough already, she thought. This is just decades too young for the jabbing pain in my groin....
  • X-ray vision: Arthritis leads to replacement
    New York Daily News – April 5, 2009
    Arthritis affects the shoulder less frequently than the hip or knee, but it still results in more than 10,000 shoulder replacements per year in the United States. The most common type of arthritis in the shoulder, osteoarthritis, is a degenerative condition that destroys the cartilage on the humerus (ball) and glenoid (socket). It usually affects people over the age of 60, and can cause severe pain and limitation of motion....
  • The ultimate guide to healthy joints
    Natural Health magazine – April 1, 2009
    The right diet can help you avoid osteoarthritis or manage its symptoms, says Vijay Vad, MD, author of Arthritis Rx (Gotham Books, 2006), and sports medicine physician at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. He recommends an antiinflammatory eating plan, with plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and omega-3 fats from cold-water fish, olive oil, and walnuts. Avoid or eliminate red meat, dairy, polyunsaturated vegetable oils (safflower, sunflower, soy, peanut, and corn), refined grains and sugars (white breads, white flour pastas), and processed foods....
  • Arthritis: Fighting the Pain
    NBC Nightly News – October 27, 2008
    More than 50 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis, which brings 735,000 patients to hospitals for joint replacements every year and costs Medicare $25,000 to $50,000 each. NBC's Robert Bazell talks to Dr. Edward Craig of Hospital for Special Surgery about total shoulder replacement surgery....
  • Surgical Innovations for Osteoarthritis
    NBC Nightly News – October 26, 2008
    In a two part series on surgical innovations for osteoarthritis, two HSS surgeons and their patients will be featured tomorrow night, Oct. 27, and the following evening, Oct. 28, on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams at 6:30 p.m. on ch. 4. Tomorrow night's segment covers total shoulder replacement with Dr. Edward Craig and two of his patients. The following night, Dr. Riley Williams' clinical research study on advances in cartilage repair will be highlighted. Two patients in different stages of the cartilage clinical trial are also interviewed along with an explanation of the study by Dr. Williams....
  • Beyond Arthritis: Hip and Knee Replacements for Women
    WebMD – November 27, 2007
    With the baby boom generation hitting their 60s -- the age at which joints start to hurt and ultimately give out -- more and more people are seeking knee and hip replacements to maintain their active lifestyle....
  • Easing the Pain of Knee Arthritis
    CBS Evening News – October 8, 2007
    Steven Haas, M.D., of Hospital for Special Surgery, told her he would give her a high-performance kind of knee that moves and feels more like a natural one. It's especially good for women, he said, who require new knees more often than men because theirs are less muscular and more prone to injuries....
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