Navigation Links
Arthritic Hip May Be Tougher to Treat Than Knee
Date:2/18/2012

FRIDAY, Feb. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Knees with osteoarthritis are in a constant state of self-repair, but arthritic hip joints are not, researchers say.

The discovery was a surprise, said study author Dr. Virginia Kraus, a professor of rheumatology and immunology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.

The finding "suggests the knee has capacity for repair we didn't know about and the main treatment strategy probably would need to focus on turning off the breakdown of knee tissue," she said in a Duke news release.

Knee and hip osteoarthritis may require different treatment approaches, Kraus said. If joint breakdown could be halted, the natural repair response in the knee might be sufficient to stop or reverse the arthritis process.

"At least with the knee you've got an ongoing repair response that we didn't appreciate until now," Kraus said. "If you could capitalize on that and turn off the degradative (breakdown) processing you might have some good effects."

However, stopping the degenerative process in hips with osteoarthritis may not be enough. The hips would also require a treatment to stimulate factors to help begin repair.

In their study, Kraus and her colleagues identified an indicator of hip-joint breakdown, specifically an altered protein called D-COMP. In the circulation, it signals hip degeneration. In cartilage, it provides insight into the repair response of joint tissues.

It's the first such "biomarker" specific to a particular joint site and it may be possible to develop it into a tool for monitoring hip-joint breakdown, Kraus said.

The study was published Feb. 10 in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, typically causes pain, swelling and restricted motion in the joints.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases has more about osteoarthritis.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Duke University Medical Center, news release, Feb. 10, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Electromagnetic Pulses May Stem Arthritic Knee Pain
2. Alcohol consumption lowers risk of developing several arthritic conditions
3. Rotten eggs gas and inflammation in arthritic joints
4. Weight loss improves knee pain from common arthritic condition, study says
5. Arthritic knees, but not hips, have robust repair response
6. Anemia tougher to tackle in black children with kidney disease
7. Short-Term Overeating Could Make Long-Term Weight Loss Tougher
8. Common anxiety disorders make it tougher to quit cigarettes
9. Depression With Psychotic-Like Symptoms Seems Tougher to Treat
10. FDA Looking for Tougher Standards for External Defibrillators
11. FDA Looking at Tougher Standards for External Defibrillators
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Arthritic Hip May Be Tougher to Treat Than Knee
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Cardiac arrhythmia is a common complication following ... survival, reports a team of UPMC researchers in the largest study of its ... Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, provide critical information that will hopefully lead to better ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 26, 2016 , ... MadgeTech will be showcasing its line of data ... Hampshire at the MadgeTech headquarters. With products sold in more than 100 countries around ... including NASA. , In 2012, NASA strategically set up 17 RHTemp101A MadgeTech ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... Farmingdale, NY (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 ... ... and Hereditary Retinal Degeneration” for the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Long Island Chapter on ... free to the public. , Dr. Maisel, founder of Retina Group of ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... ... In an effort to provide hair restoration information to the widest possible audience, Dr. Parsa ... not use the app. Dr. Mohebi, the founder of Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration, is making ... , Dr. Mohebi says, “The positive response to the Snapchat videos we started last month ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... of healthcare supply chain solutions, today announced the organization has earned its ISO ... international standards and is compliant with all rules and policies associated with ISO ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/26/2016)... May 26, 2016 According to a ... Management Market - U.S. Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, ... in the U.S. was valued at US$ 5.89 Bn in ... 3.4% from 2015 to 2023 to reach US$ 7.99 Bn ... current and emerging needle free drug delivery devices and the ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... , May 26, 2016 ... Associated With Both Cost Savings and Overall ... plc (LSE: BTG), an international specialist healthcare company, ... at the 21st Annual Meeting of ISPOR (International ... treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) using yttrium-90 glass ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... May 26, 2016 Since its ... into an essential life science tool for conducting genetic ... BCC Research reveals in its new report that the ... phase, one powered by a range of new applications ...      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140723/694805 ) , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: