This cohort study compares changes in physical function and pain among obese patients 1 to 3 years after bariatric surgery (Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding).
This randomized trial evaluates the use of vitamin D supplementation vs placebo in treating knee pain and preventing tibial cartilage loss among patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis.
This randomized trial reports measures of pain and function among patients with chronic knee pain who underwent needle acupuncture, laser acupuncture, or sham or no acupuncture.
To determine the effects of weight loss on patients with knee osteoarthritis, Messier and coauthors conducted a 18-month randomized clinical trial comparing 3 interventions—intensive diet-induced weight loss plus exercise, intensive diet-induced weight loss, and exercise—among 454 overweight and obese older community-dwelling adults.
Parkes and coauthors report the results of a meta-analysis on the use of lateral wedge insoles as a conservative treatment for pain in patients with medial knee osteoarthritis.