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News Releases

April 10, 2018
Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common causes of chronic pain in the world. More than 30 million people in the United States alone suffer from OA, which can affect any moveable joint of the body, including the knees, hips, and hands. OA normally manifests itself as a breakdown of joint tissues, including degradation of cartilage. Better treatments for OA are dependent on a clear understanding of how it causes that pain – a question that isn’t simple, since cartilage has no neurons (nerve cells) to transmit pain signals. Now, an international research team led by an arthritis expert...
July 18, 2017
Rush is one of the first providers in the country to offer a treatment for knee arthritis using cooled radio energy to interrupt pain signals.
October 8, 2013
The research shows that long term use of the such footwear, called “mobility shoes,” helped OA patients adapt their gait or how they walk, which improved knee loading, even when the mobility shoes were no longer worn.
December 27, 2012
Researchers at Rush University Medical Center have identified a molecular mechanism central to the development of osteoarthritis pain.