Fusion is the most popular way to address arthritis and end-stage deformities of the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint, including bunions. Cleveland Clinic data demonstrate the success of the surgery across multiple locations, surgeons and causes of great toe pain.
Recognizing Rheumatic Disease in Injured Athletes
Patients who play sports may bring a unique set of issues to the exam room. Understanding what those are can mean better care today and a healthier future.
Diagnosing Down Syndrome-Related Arthritis
Hypermobility and communication issues can delay the diagnosis of arthropathy of Down syndrome, a painful condition that research indicates is 2-3 times more common than previously reported. Pediatric rheumatologist Andrew Zeft, MD, MPH, discusses the challenges to assessment and the impact of delayed diagnosis.
PRECISION Substudy: Celecoxib’s Safety Edge Remains Intact but Attenuated with Aspirin Use
Adding aspirin to chronic NSAID therapy slightly modifies celecoxib’s safely profile relative to that of two nonselective NSAIDs, but not enough to alter conclusions of the primary PRECISION trial report.
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Tapering DMARDs: Where are we now?
The promise of drug-free RA remission is appealing, but many questions remain. Explore answers at Biologics Summit VII in April 2017.
Septic Arthritis of the Untouched Shoulder
Two cases of septic shoulder arthritis that developed without any manipulation, injury, injections, arthroscopy or surgical procedures within the prior year.
Preserving Functional Motion in the Arthritic Wrist
Cleveland Clinic Hand and Upper Extremity Center surgeons have pioneered leading-edge techniques to treat arthritis in the wrist and eliminate pain while maintaining functional mobility.
Cervical Disk Replacement
Arthroplasty for severe degenerative disk disease of the cervical spine has shown promise over the past decade, with potential to improve patients’ quality of life more than fusion can.
Integrative Medicine for Refractory Chronic Conditions: Why It Makes Sense in Pediatrics Too
Twelve percent of U.S. kids use some form of complementary medicine. Here’s what Cleveland Clinic Children’s is doing to make sure they use it as an appropriate complement to traditional therapies.
Introducing PROBE, a Computerized Clinical Decision-Support System for Pediatric Rheumatology
Cleveland Clinic Children’s is pairing this novel decision-support system with a new predictive tool to pioneer evaluation of behavioral risk factors for chronic pain in pediatric rheumatology practice.