How knee pain from osteoarthritis changes the way you walk with Dr. Kathryn Bacon and Associate Professor Deepak Kumar
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by David Hunter, PhD, FRACP (Rheum)
1w ago
In this week's episode, we explore how knee osteoarthritis affects the way people walk. Experts Dr. Kathryn Bacon and Associate Professor Deepak Kumar from Boston University explain that osteoarthritis impacts everyone differently, but common changes include walking slower, taking fewer steps per minute, and experiencing more muscle activity and pressure on certain parts of the knee. Join them as they reveal findings from one of their recent major studies, in which 2,500 participants wore sensors to track their walking patterns. Interestingly, the data from the study showed that changes in wal ..read more
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New insights into osteoarthritis pain with Prof Nidhi Sofat
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by David Hunter, PhD, FRACP (Rheum)
3w ago
Join us on this week's episode as we delve into the complexities of osteoarthritis pain with Professor Nidhi Sofat. In this episode, we explore the sources of pain in osteoarthritis, from cartilage damage to synovitis and bone marrow lesions. Professor Sofat discusses groundbreaking research on the role of nerves and blood vessels in pain, the significance of bone and synovium in joint health, and the latest findings on gene expression and inflammation. We also cover the different types of pain - nociceptive, inflammatory, nociplastic, and neuropathic - and what this means for treatment. Wheth ..read more
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Communicating to people with osteoarthritis with Dr Sam Bunzli
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by David Hunter, PhD, FRACP (Rheum)
1M ago
Join this week’s conversation with Dr Sam Bunzli which explores how health professionals can better understand and support people with osteoarthritis by moving beyond checklists and truly listening to their stories. We'll debunk common misconceptions about osteoarthritis, such as the belief that pain always means joint damage or that imaging is always necessary and provide evidence-based corrections. We’ll also discuss the importance of culturally safe care and share resources for improving clinician communication. Finally, we’ll look at how empowering communication and providing the right inf ..read more
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The role of the metabolome in osteoarthritis with Prof Ron June and Dr Hope Welhaven
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by David Hunter, PhD, FRACP (Rheum)
1M ago
Metabolism plays an important role in our day to day lives. Our metabolism changes over time as we age, with conditions such as osteoarthritis and in people who are above a healthy weight. The study of the small molecules chemicals in biological samples or the study of metabolomics is an emerging field in research. On this week's episode of Joint Action, we are joined by Ron June and Hope Welhaven to discuss the role of the metabolome in osteoarthritis. Dr Ron June is a Professor and bioengineer based at Montana State University, USA. His research interests include osteoarthritis and biomech ..read more
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Helping you to prepare for a health encounter for your osteoarthritis; the history and examination with Prof Mel Holden and Dr Pip Nicolson
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by David Hunter, PhD, FRACP (Rheum)
2M ago
Learn more about what happens during the history taking and physical examination components of getting your osteoarthritis diagnosed. RESOURCES The Osteoarthritis Health Professional Training Manual MSK Physical Examination of the Knee MSK Physical Examination of the Hip MSK Physical Examination of the Hand CONNECT WITH US Twitter/X: @ProfDavidHunter @jointactionorg Instagram: @ProfDavidHunter Email: hello@jointaction.info Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Does your mental health contribute to your experience of living with osteoarthritis? with Dr Bryan Tan
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by David Hunter, PhD, FRACP (Rheum)
2M ago
On this week's episode of Joint Action, we are joined by Dr Bryan Tan to discuss how mental health can contribute to the experience of living with osteoarthritis. Dr Bryan Tan is an Orthopaedic Surgeon-Scientist in Singapore. He has experience practicing both locally and overseas having done several fellowships internationally including US and New Zealand. His research focuses on health service research, implementation science, population health and taking a biopsychosocial perspective in musculoskeletal health. He has a strong interest in administration, policy making and public health and a ..read more
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Can a mobile health application help with my osteoarthritis? with Prof James Bilzon
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by David Hunter, PhD, FRACP (Rheum)
3M ago
On this week's episode of Joint Action, we delve into the world of osteoarthritis management through the lens of mobile applications. Professor James Bilzon joins us to discuss how mobile apps are transforming osteoarthritis care, including the features, benefits and future potential of these innovative tools to empower individuals to take control of their osteoarthritis journey. James is a professor of Human and Applied Physiology with specific expertise in rehabilitation medicine at the University of Bath, UK. RESOURCES Journal articles Influence of the intelligent knee osteoarthritis life ..read more
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Should I get an MRI for my knee osteoarthritis? with Dr James Linklater
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by David Hunter, PhD, FRACP (Rheum)
3M ago
On today’s episode of Joint Action, we are joined by Dr James Linklater OAM to discuss the use and misuse of imaging in the context of knee osteoarthritis. James is a radiologist and CEO of Castlereagh Imaging. He has particular skills in all aspects of musculoskeletal imaging and intervention and has ongoing research interests in imaging osteoarthritis and imaging of ACL reconstructions.  CONNECT WITH US Twitter/X: @ProfDavidHunter @jointactionorg Instagram: @ProfDavidHunter Email: hello@jointaction.info Website: www.jointaction.info/podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/priva ..read more
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Disparities in total joint replacement with Prof Jas Singh
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by David Hunter, PhD, FRACP (Rheum)
4M ago
On today’s episode of Joint Action, we are joined by Professor Jasvinder Singh to discuss disparities in total joint replacement, including disparities in who receives surgery and in surgical outcomes. Jasvinder Singh, MD, MPH, is Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and holds the Musculoskeletal Outcomes Research Endowed Professor of Medicine. He has served as Director of the Rheumatology Research at the Birmingham VA Medical Center since 2009. RESOURCES Does the money matter? Disparities in total joint replacement outcomes by income CONNECT WITH US Twitter/X: @ProfDavidHunter @jointa ..read more
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Core outcome sets for osteoarthritis trials with Prof Toby Smith
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by David Hunter, PhD, FRACP (Rheum)
4M ago
On today’s episode of Joint Action, we are joined by Professor Toby Smith to discuss core outcome sets in osteoarthritis trials. Toby is Professor of Clinical Trials at the Warwick Clinical Trials Unit, University of Warwick. His current research areas include exploring the rehabilitation of people after hip and knee surgery, trauma, and persistent pain. RESOURCES Journal articles The OMERACT-OARSI Core Domain Set for Measurement in Clinical Trials of Hip and/or Knee Osteoarthritis Uptake of the OMERACT-OARSI Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis Core Outcome Set: Review of Randomized Controlled Tria ..read more
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