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The CDC recommends non-opioid alternatives for chronic pain, but some alternatives are more effective than others and some can be harmful. In this slideshow, we review the evidence.

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DMARDs and surgery are unlikely to be effective as sole therapies when central pain vs. peripheral pain is suspected in lupus, RA and osteoarthritis.

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Prescribing opioids for chronic pain may be associated with some short-term efficacy, but there may be other alternatives physicians should consider.

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Kinesiophobia, or the fear of movement, may keep knee osteoarthritis patients from physical therapy and by consequence, recovery.


Men and women want different things from their doctor and this may affect surgical outcomes, researchers reported at AAOS 2017 this week.

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Elderly women are at higher risk of acquiring a fragility fracture than men, yet men are more likely to die from their injuries, researchers reported at AAOS 2017 this week.

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A surprisingly low number of elderly hip fracture patients are consistently taking vitamin D, a supplement thought to be instrumental in preventing repeat fractures, shows a study presented at AAOS 2017 this week.


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