• Knee pain lasting 1 year predicts faster cartilage loss, higher OA risk

    12 days ago - By Healio

    Fluctuating and persistent knee pain over 1 year predicts accelerated cartilage loss as well as an increased risk for incident and progressive radiographic osteoarthritis, according to data published in Arthritis Research & Therapy.
    “There have been data supporting the notion that knee pain is not only a consequence of structural deterioration in OA, but also contributes to structural progression,” Yuanyuan Wang, MD, PhD, MBBS, of Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, told Healio Rheumatology. “Clarifying this is important because if this is the case, targeting the
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