Congratulations to Inaugural AAPM Early Investigator Research Grant Recipient, Ben Alter, MD PhD

June 17, 2020, CHICAGO -   The AAPM Early Investigator Research Grant was created in partnership with US WorldMeds to support preliminary or pilot research projects relevant to a comprehensive, multidisciplinar...
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Specially Designed Footwear Reduces Pain of Knee Osteoarthritis

Wearing shoes specifically designed with a novel sole (biomechanical footwear) significantly reduces the pain associated with knee osteoarthritis, according to findings in JAMA

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Combination Therapy of Home-Based Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation and Mindfulness-Based Meditation for Self-Management of Clinical Pain and Symptoms in Older Adults with Knee Osteoarthritis

The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of active transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) paired with active mindfulness-based meditation (MBM) on clinical pain,osteo arthritis (OA)-related clinical ...
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Association of Intermittent and Constant Knee Pain Patterns With Knee Pain Severity, Radiographic Knee Osteoarthritis Duration and Severity

The objective of this study was to examine the relation of knee pain patterns to pain severity, and to radiographic osteoarthritis (OA) severity and duration. 

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Knee Osteoarthritis, Potential Mediators, and Risk of All-Cause Mortality: Data From the Osteoarthritis Initiative

To assess the relation of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA), knee pain, and radiographic knee OA to all-cause mortality and identify mediators in the causal pathway. 

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The Relationship of Three-Dimensional Joint Space Width on Weight Bearing CT With Pain and Physical Function

Limitations of plain radiographs may contribute to poor sensitivity in the detection of knee osteoarthritis and poor correlation with pain and physical function. 3D joint space width, measured from weight bearing CT images, may yield a more accurate correlation with patients' symptoms.

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Doctors Say There's Now a New Way to Stop Knee Pain

Amniotic fluid might now be used to alleviate knee pain in patients suffering from osteoarthritis, according to doctors at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Chicago.   Full story.

Are Perioperative Interventions Effective in Preventing Chronic Pain After Primary Total Knee Replacement? A Systematic Review

For many people with advanced osteoarthritis, total knee replacement (TKR) is an effective treatment for relieving pain and improving function. Features of perioperative care may be associated with the adverse event of c...
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Self-Administered Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Pain in Older Adults With Knee Osteoarthritis: A Phase II Randomized Sham-Controlled Trial

The purpose of this study is to assess the feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of self-administered transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in older adults with knee osteoarthritis (OA).

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Evaluation of NMES for Reducing Pain and Improving Functional Outcomes in Knee OA Patients (NMES)

Study Description: Brief Summary: The present prospective trial is designed to evaluate the efficacy of CyMedica Orthopedics e-viveā„¢ system, a multifunctional electrotherapy device providing neuromuscular electrical stim...
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Phenol Neurolysis of Genicular Nerves for Chronic Knee Pain

Study Description: Brief Summary: Chronic knee pain from osteoarthritis (OA) is commonly treated with total knee arthroplasty (TKA) when conservative therapies fail to provide pain relief. More than 600,000 TKAs are performed in the U.S. annually, a number that continues to increase. A logistic-regression model suggests that the incidence rate of TKA will increase by 143% in the United States by 2050 compared to 2012. Although TKA is successful in reducing knee pain and joint stiffness in most cases, it can be associated with a 7-35% incidence of persistent refractory post-surgical knee pain.

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Opiates Prescribing for Knee Arthroscopies and ACL Reconstruction (NCT03876743)

The purpose of the study is to determine if opiates are required to achieve adequate analgesia after knee arthroscopy and ACL reconstruction in outpatient surgery.  The investigators hypothesize that patients are fr...
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