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The two factors that most influence how osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is managed are the presence of other health conditions and involvement of other joint sites. As such, for the first time, OARSI has developed guidelines for the non-surgical treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee that are stratified to each of four patient groups: patients with knee-only OA and no comorbidities,...
By Hiroshi Kawaguchi, MD, PhD, George Nuki, MB, FRCP
Kawaguchi: This roundtable discussion is on the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) treatment guidelines, of which part 1 has just been published this year and part 2 on consensus recommendations will be published early in 2008. First of all, please could you give a brief outline of the OARSI treatment guidelines, especially in comparison with the former osteoarthritis (OA)...
By Hiroshi Kawaguchi, MD, PhD, Steven Abramson, MD, George Nuki, MB, FRCP
The incidence of osteoarthritis (OA) has been increasing on a global scale. Research is under way to elucidate its causes and pathology; however, no fundamental treatment methods have been established. This roundtable discussion involved leading physicians from the USA, the UK, and Japan, who talked frankly about the current status of and outlook for OA treatment from
By Joseph A. Buckwalter, MD, Stefan Lohmander, MD, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, MD, PhD
Recent advances in bioscience at the molecular level and research methods have brought with them a dramatic growth in the volume of medical research conducted at various levels in ever-diversifying specializations. Orthopedics is, of course, no exception; attempts to further explore this therapeutic area have resulted in remarkable progress, with state-of-the-art research in orthopedics now...