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 Pathology: Inflammation

Study Finds Link Between Immune Function and Osteoarthritic Pain, Progression HAMILTON, Ontario -- November 27, 2017 -- The immune system plays a pivotal role in the amount of… Inflammation in osteoarthritis This review focuses on the novel stress-induced and proinflammatory mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis, with particular attention to the role of synovitis…
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OA Pathology: Fat

Infrapatellar fat pad syndrome: a review of anatomy, function, treatment and dynamics Evaluation and Treatment of Disorders of the Infrapatellar Fat Pad The infrapatellar fat pad (IFP), also known as… Infrapatellar fat pad in the knee: is local fat good or bad for knee osteoarthritis? Recent studies regarding the infrapatellar fat pad (IPFP)…
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OA Pathology: Synovium

Effusion-Synovitis and Joint Structural Abnormalities in Patients with Knee OA Associations Between Knee Effusion-synovitis and Joint Structural Changes in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis Objective To describe the associations between… In OA, unlike RA, synovitis and effusion appear to be reactive to preceding bone and cartilage pathology. Synovitis in osteoarthritis: current understanding with therapeutic…
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