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The following articles have the tag osteoarthritis

Apparently, the size of your fingers can predict bad knees

THE future may be read from the palm of your hand, but to find out if your future holds knee replacement surgery it seems your fingers could reveal all.

Glucosamine: preventive use widespread

MORE than one in five middle-aged to elderly Australians are taking glucosamine, a study shows.

Exercise referral program a local hit

A SYDNEY GP division’s partnership with local doctors and fitness providers has been so successful it is set to expand.

Glucosamine no better than placebo for OA

GLUCOSAMINE is no better than placebo for osteoarthritis, according to a leading Australian rheumatologist.

Call for increased allied referrals for OA patients

GPs commonly face big barriers in assisting patients to achieve the lifestyle modifications necessary to manage osteoarthritis (OA), a survey shows.

Knee prostheses under scrutiny: safety questioned

Knee prostheses under scrutiny: safety questioned

KNEE implants are the latest prosthetic device to come under scrutiny, with claims there is little or no evidence of safety and cost-effectiveness for many on the market.

Doubt cast over glucosamine’s benefits in osteoarthritis

PATIENTS with osteoarthritis (OA) are being urged to continue using glucosamine supplements if they wish, despite a study showing the supplement does not alleviate painful symptoms. The study published in the British Medical Journal found glucosamine, chondroitin, or a combination of both, were no more beneficial than a placebo. The Swiss meta-analysis compared the results of 10 trials conducted on 3803 patients. “Compared with placebo, glucosamine, chondroitin and their combination do not reduce joint pain or have an impact on narrowing of joint space,” said study authors from the institute of social and preventive medicine at the University ...

The rising rate of AF

A decade ago, atrial fibrillation was considered an emerging epidemic – has it now reached its peak? Kate Woods looks at the rise and rise of AF.