Osteoarthritis 101

WHAT IS OSTEOARTHRITIS? Osteoarthritis is a disease that primarily affects the cartilage lining of the joints and the bones associated with the joints, the subchondral bones. However, all the tissues surrounding the affected joint eventually

Get to grips with gout

CAUSES The uric acid excess (hyperuricemia) can be caused by the following: Production of uric acid: An over-production of uric acid by the body as part of the normal excretion processes. Over production contributes to

UC-II and osteoarthritis

Undenatured type II collagen administered orally works with a healthy immune system to promote healthy joints by a process called oral tolerisation.

What you missed at the World Congress on Osteoporosis 2018

CHALLENGES IN DIAGNOSIS OF OSTEOPOROSIS IN THE YOUNG Below, Dr Zane Stevens of the Cape Institute of Endocrinology and Stellenbosch University reports on osteoporosis in the young, a session facilitated by Prof Serge Ferrari of

Bisphosphonates tops for bone injuries, studies claim

Globally, only a fraction of orthopaedic patients who deserve to be on treatment are being treated. Only 20% of patients who present with an index fracture currently receive basic therapy or are offered screening for

Bisphosphonate treatment in osteoporosis

Osteoporosis affects an estimated 200 million women worldwide (approximately 1/10th of women aged 60, 1/5th of women aged 70, 2/5ths of women aged 80, and 2/3rds of women aged 90). One in three women and

Treating osteoarthritis with chondroprotectives

OA is a degenerative joint disease characterised by increasing loss of cartilage, remodelling of the periarticular bone, and inflammation of the synovial membrane. It was long thought that only the cartilage is affected. However, it

Shrugging off shoulder pain

People with musculoskeletal pain sometimes complain that their entire bodies ache Shoulder pain may originate in the joint itself, or from any of the many surrounding muscles, ligaments, or tendons. Shoulder pain usually worsens with

Understanding osteoarthritis

“Osteoarthritis is an important topic to discuss,” says Steve Biko Academic Hospital rheumatologist, Dr Raksha Kalpee. “Unfortunately there haven’t been a lot of new developments in terms of the pathogenesis or reversing the disease process,