Category Archives: The Rheuma Muse

The 9 Muses are daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, Greek goddesses personifying the inspiration for the sciences and the arts.
My highly opinionated news-blog draws inspiration from both the science and the art of Rheumatology.

OA Pain ℞: Geniculate Artery Embolisation

Novel Approach to Knee Osteoarthritis Pain Geniculate artery embolization was found to… Novel Tx Eases Osteoarthritic Knee Pain Geniculate artery embolization promising for knee pain, stiffness Nonsurgical treatment could safely alleviate OA knee pain, rigidity Geniculate artery embolization resulted in significant knee-osteoarthritis pain reduction and improvements in patients’ range of motion, according to…
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OA Pain ℞: Neuroablation

Safety Concerns Force Regeneron to Halt High Doses of NGF-Inhibitor Fasinumab in Phase III Trial Regeneron has halted high dose treatment of a Phase III osteoarthritis drug following a risk-benefit assessment conducted by an Independent Data Monitoring Committee. Anatomical Study of the Innervation of Anterior Knee Joint Capsule: Implication for Image-Guided Intervention The knee…
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Post-Arthroplasty Pain

Less Pain After TKA With Addition of Peripheral Nerve Blocks Addition of an interspace between the popliteal artery and capsule of the posterior knee block and adductor canal block to periarticular injection is associated with… Femoral Nerve Block Alone or in Combination With Sciatic Nerve Block for TKA: A Meta-Analysis Sciatic nerve block may…
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OA ℞: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Arthroscopic surgery for degenerative knee arthritis and meniscal tears: a clinical practice guideline ### What you need to know What is the role of arthroscopic surgery in degenerative knee disease? An expert panel produced these… Based on available evidence, arthroscopic surgery is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED AGAINST in degenerative meniscal tears and osteoarthritis of the knee.…
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