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SAN DIEGO — Thirty percent of patients with end-stage knee, hip or spine osteoarthritis used opioids to manage chronic pain before surgery, according to data presented at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting.
“Growing evidence demonstrates little if any clinically significant benefit of opioids for OA pain, particularly when compared to other medications,” lead study author Y. Raja Rampersaud, MD, FRCS(C), a professor in the division of orthopedic and neurosurgery at the University of Toronto, said in a press release. “There are growing concerns about the
A joint is where two or more bones come together, like the knee, hip, elbow, or shoulder. Joints can be damaged by many types of injuries or diseases, including Arthritis - inflammation of a joint causes pain, stiffness, and swelling with ...
Arthritis is by definition the inflammation of one or more joints, characterized by swelling, pain, warmth, redness and diminished range of joint movement (Oxford Medical Dictionary). There are many different types; Noninflammatory; Osteoarthritis, N...
Pain is a feeling (sharp or dull) triggered in the nervous system which can be transient or constant. Pain can be specific to one area of the body eg back, abdomen or chest or more general all over the body eg muscles ache from the flu. Without pain ...