Temporomandibular joints: Prevalence of degenerative joint disease

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This review the prevalence of degenerative joint disease (DJD) of the temporomandibular joints included 32 studies only 6 being considered at low risk of bias. While a high prevalence of DJD was seen in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis the findings should be viewed cautiously.

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Temporomandibular disorders: Are intra-articular injections with platelet-rich plasma effective?

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This review of the effectiveness of intra-articular platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections in temporomandibular disorders included only 6 low quality RCTs providing very weak evidence for a potential benefit from PRP injection.

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Do corticosteroid injections improve osteoarthritis of the thumb?

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Lesley Dawson looks at a study, which asked whether intra-articular injection of corticosteroid leads to pain relief and increased function in people with osteoarthritis of the thumb, and how long any effects last.

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Painful knee osteoarthritis? What is the effect of platelet-rich plasma injections?

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We come across lots of people who have painful knees due to osetoarthritis. They are always looking for ways to reduce their pain. A relatively new treatment has emerged, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections.  PRP is an autologous (where the donor and recipient are the same person) blood product with an elevated platelet concentration. Platelet-derived growth factors regulate [read the full story…]

Health related quality of life after total hip replacement

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Do you know that over 1 million hip replacements are carried out each year? The majority of Total Hip Replacements are for people with severe arthritis of the hip that causes pain and reduction in function. We elves wanted to know for someone with osteoarthritis of the hip what are the medium term health related [read the full story…]