Menu Close

Articles on Osteoarthritis

Displaying 1 - 20 of 39 articles

Skeletal reconstruction of the Langebaanweg sabertooth, with highlighted elements to indicate the bones examined in this study. Adapted from Mauricio Antón (2013)

Sabretooth cats hunted on South Africa’s coast 5 million years ago: this old one was in pain

A closer look at these fossil bones revealed more than the suggestion of a previously undescribed species - it pointed to the individual animal having suffered with osteoarthritis.
Physical therapy – which can include small jumps, stretches, massage, heat therapy and even water exercises – can help manage arthritis in dogs. Manu Vega/Monument via Getty Images

For dogs with arthritis, daily activities don’t have to be painful

Since canine arthritis can’t be cured, the goal of treatment in dogs is to reduce inflammation to increase comfort and improve a dog’s quality of life.
Osteoarthritis of the knee is not only associated with aging. It can also be caused by different stresses on the cartilage, such as a knee injury or a strenuous job. (Shutterstock)

The 3D technology that could revolutionize the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee

A technology that measures three-dimensional movement of the knee in real-time enables health professionals to make better assessments of the joint.
Knee arthroscopy requires admission to hospital and an anaesthetic. It carries some risk of harm such as infection or further damage in the joint. from shutterstock.com

Needless procedures: knee arthroscopy is one of the most common but least effective surgeries

Doctors tend to overestimate how good their treatments are and underestimate the harms that come from them. But many studies have shown knee arthroscopy to no more effective than fake surgery.

Top contributors

More