Osteoarthritis Perspectives

Please note - this Osteoarthritis Perspectives Webcast is for Doctors and other Healthcare Professionals. View The Osteoarthritis Perspectives Webcast

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a debilitating rheumatological disease that causes significant morbidity; it affects 45% of women over 65 and is a major cause of disability1. OA is characterised by the degeneration of articular cartilage in synovial joints causing bone hypertrophy. Although this is a disease with no cure, many treatments for OA symptoms are available. Many people with OA have co-morbidities which affect which treatments are appropriate.

Osteoarthritis Webcast

A satellite symposium entitled Clinical Choices in Osteoarthritis Pain Management – Evidence Versus Practice: An Interactive Case-Based Assessment which was held at the EULAR Congress 2011 in London, UK, discussed the treatment regimens available for the treatment of OA.

This interactive webcast contains three multimedia presentations delivered by Michael Doherty MA MD FRCP FHEA, Marc C. Hochberg MD MPH and Francis Berenbaum MD PhD.The first presentation, presented by Michael Doherty, explains how evidence-based guidelines provide the tools for effective, individualised treatment for patients with OA. Marc C. Hochberg discusses the importance of identifying patients with gastrointestinal risk (GI) factors and specific treatments available for these people. Francis Berenbaum completes the webcast with a presentation on treatment of patients with both cardiovascular and GI risk factors.

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References

1. Chasm R.M. et al. Pediatric Orthopedic Emergencies. Emergency Medical Clinics of North America. November 2010 ; 28 (4) : 907-926

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