(AAOS2015) Evidence from large insurance databases shows that knee replacement often quickly follows arthroscopy or injections. It would make (economic and clinical) sense to go straight to surgery, the researchers contend.
Reviews by a rheumatologist and an oral health specialist spell out the evidence that links periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Can effective treatment of teeth and gums alter the course of the rheumatic disease?
The good news: At best, intraarticular hyaluronate injected into the knee for osteoarthritis (OA) is modestly effective. The bad news: At worst, it’s indistinguishable from placebo, in some meta-analyses.