This review was to evaluate the prevalence of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) among the general population. 21 studies involving a total of 11,535 patients were included with the findings suggesting a prevalence of 29.3% (95%CI; 6.1–72.3%) in adults assessed using the RDC/TMD Criteria.[read the full story...]
Temporomandibular joints: Prevalence of degenerative joint disease
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.[read the full story...]
Temporomandibular disorders: Are intra-articular injections with platelet-rich plasma effective?
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.[read the full story...]
Land-based therapeutic exercise for knee osteoarthritis
Jean Wong summarises a Cochrane systematic review, which suggests that exercise improves pain, function and quality of life in those with knee osteoarthritis.[read the full story...]
What exercise type and dose for pain and disability in knee osteoarthritis?
Tracey Howe considers a systematic review, which examines exercise type and dose on pain and disability in knee osteoarthritis.[read the full story...]
Do corticosteroid injections improve osteoarthritis of the thumb?
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.[read the full story...]
Assessment and management of osteoarthritis in adults
In this blog, Tracey Howe looks at a a new quality standard on the assessment and management of osteoarthritis in adults by NICE UK.[read the full story...]
Bariatric surgery for knee complaints
In this blog, Lesley Dawson considers a systematic review, which examines the effects of bariatric surgery on knee complaints in morbidly obese patients.[read the full story...]
Painful knee osteoarthritis? What is the effect of platelet-rich plasma injections?
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…]
Risk factors for knee osteoarthritis in older adults
In her debut blog, Kim McLuckie considers a systematic review, which examined current evidence on risk factors for knee osteoarthritis in those aged 50 years and over.[read the full story...]