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A joint is formed where two or more bones of skeleton meet one another. The long bones join by their ends and flat bones by their sides. They are mainly classified into Fibrous joints, cartilaginous joints and Synovial joints. The synovial joints have fibrous capsule lined by synovial membrane containing synovial fluid and are mainly involved in arthritis…
The basics of arthritis

The basics of arthritis

Arthritis is a broad term that covers a group of over 100 diseases. It has everything to do with your joints -- the places where your bones connect -- such as your wrists, knees, hips, or fingers. But some types of arthritis can also affect other connective tissues and organs, including your skin. About 1 out of 5 adults have some form of the condition.…
Arthritis treatment 
options

Arthritis treatment options

The treatment options covered in this article relate to osteoarthritis, although many of them may be effective rheumatoid arthritis treatments. Please ask your physician before starting any treatment. Many patients with bone and joint pain assume they have arthritis. There are numerous causes of joint pain, which are not related to arthritis. Always…
Arthrocentesis and joint injections

Arthrocentesis and joint injections

Arthrocentesis means aspiration of fluid from a joint space which is usually done by placing a needle into a joint space and withdrawing fluid in to a syringe or collecting device. Besides medications can be administered into it by inserting needle i.e. injection to reduce pain, inflammation and infection. All moveable synovial joints are covered by…
Rheumatoid and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs)

Rheumatoid and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs)

RMDs are commonly classified into inflammatory and non-inflammatory types: Common non-inflammatory RMDs consist of degenerative spine diseases, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and fibromyalgia. Common inflammatory RMDs consist of rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis, connective tissue diseases and polymyalgia rheumatica. Facts…
An overview of arthritis mutilans

An overview of arthritis mutilans

LANA BARHUM Arthritis mutilans is a severe form of chronic rheumatoid arthritis or psoriatic arthritis. It is characterized by severe inflammation that damages the joints of the hands and feet, causing deformity and the loss of use. Less commonly, it can affect the spine and lead to changes in posture and mobility. Arthritis mutilans is considered…
Paralysed man moves in mind-reading exoskeleton

Paralysed man moves in mind-reading exoskeleton

JAMES GALLAGHER  FA man has been able to move all four of his paralysed limbs with a mind-controlled exoskeleton suit, French researchers report. Thibault, 30, said taking his first steps in the suit felt like being the "first man on the Moon". His movements, particularly walking, are far from perfect and the robo-suit is being used…
Pain Management of older persons: physiotherapy is the hope

Pain Management of older persons: physiotherapy is the hope

Every year on 1st October, WHO has been playing a significant role in celebrations, and actively promoting public awareness of the “International Day of Older Persons”. There are currently around 700 million people over the age of 60. It is predicted that by 2050, this figure will have risen to 2 billion. These figures have prompted a lot…
Pain Management of older persons: physiotherapy is the hope

Pain Management of older persons: physiotherapy is the hope

Every year on 1st October, WHO has been playing a significant role in celebrations, and actively promoting public awareness of the “International Day of Older Persons”. There are currently around 700 million people over the age of 60. It is predicted that by 2050, this figure will have risen to 2 billion. These figures have prompted a lot…
Chinese study reveals underuse of lifesaving drugs after heart attacks

Chinese study reveals underuse of lifesaving drugs after heart attacks

Many heart attack patients in China fail to receive beta-blockers which could prevent another event and save their life. The research is presented at the 30th Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC). GW-ICC 2019 is being held 10 to 13 October in Beijing, China. Visiting faculty from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) will hold…
Humans may possess ability to regrow cartilage

Humans may possess ability to regrow cartilage

Humans may lack the salamander skill of regrowing a limb, but a new study suggests they do have some capacity to restore cartilage in their joints. The findings run counter to a widely held belief: Because the cartilage cushioning your joints lacks its own blood supply, your body can't repair damage from an injury or the wear-and-tear of aging.…
Prescribed Zantac heartburn medicine recall in UK

Prescribed Zantac heartburn medicine recall in UK

UK doctors are being told to stop prescribing four types of a heartburn medication called Zantac or ranitidine as a "precautionary measure". It follows concern in several countries that products may contain an impurity that has been linked to cancer. The four being recalled are Zantac 150mg/10ml Syrup, Zantac 50mg/2ml Injection, Zantac 150mg…
FDA approves Ibsrela (tenapanor) for the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with constipation

FDA approves Ibsrela (tenapanor) for the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with constipation

Ardelyx, Inc. recently announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Ibsrela (tenapanor), a 50 mg, twice daily oral pill for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) in adults. Ibsrela is a minimally-absorbed small molecule that acts locally in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract to inhibit the sodium-hydrogen…
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