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Musculoskeletal

New medication may offer long-acting relief for those with knee osteoarthritis

New medication may offer long-acting relief for those with knee osteoarthritis

A study has been launched to investigate the benefits of a new injectable medication for those with knee osteoarthritis. The condition can have a profound impact on a person’s life, leading to physical limitations, ongoing pain and joint instability. There are broader implications too which can make it difficult for those with the condition to engage in social, community and occup..... Read more

Category: New Treatment

Technology to support new approach to back pain

Technology to support new approach to back pain

If you have low back pain, you could be the perfect candidate for a new study using text messages to support those with the condition. Named TEXT4myBACK, the University of Sydney and Kolling Institute study will compare two different formats of text message interventions to help people better manage their symptoms. Professor Manuela Ferreira would like to see broad participation in the s..... Read more

Category: New Treatment

Gout cases increasing worldwide

Gout cases increasing worldwide

The prevalence of gout - a form of arthritis characterised by severe pain, redness and joint tenderness has increased across the world at an alarming rate. That’s according to Kolling Institute researcher Dr Emma Smith, who was the senior author of a research paper analysing the condition from 1990 to 2017. The paper, published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, found there were more than ..... Read more

Category: Research Excellence

Which jobs put you at risk of developing a disabling knee condition?

Which jobs put you at risk of developing a disabling knee condition?

A global review has identified the jobs most likely to lead to knee osteoarthritis, prompting calls for greater measures to reduce the painful condition. More than 70 studies, involving nearly a million people were analysed as part of the biggest review of the knee condition. The international study brought together teams from the Universities of Sydney, Oxford and Southampton. Researche..... Read more

Category: Research Excellence

New research challenges long-held views about high heels and joint pain

New research challenges long-held views about high heels and joint pain

New research has produced a surprising result, indicating high heel shoes may not be a problem for those with hip osteoarthritis. The condition is a very common joint disorder, contributing to tremendous pain for many older people and significant disability. Researchers from the Kolling Institute and the University of Sydney adopted an innovative approach, and evaluated the link between ..... Read more

Category: Research Excellence

New investment in innovative approach to osteoarthritis treatment

New investment in innovative approach to osteoarthritis treatment

Key research into the treatment of osteoarthritis is set to be strengthened with the Kolling’s Professor David Hunter receiving a large NHMRC investigator grant. The highly competitive grant was awarded to the Florance and Cope Chair of Rheumatology for a five-year project to transform treatment options and delivery of care for osteoarthritis. Professor Hunter welcomed the grant, saying ..... Read more

Category: Funding support

Recognition for research excellence

Recognition for research excellence

Congratulations to Professor David Hunter who’s received a prestigious University of Sydney Vice Chancellor’s award for outstanding research. The Kolling researcher and rheumatology clinician is regarded as the world’s leading expert in osteoarthritis. Professor Hunter’s research has had a significant and lasting impact in the field of osteoarthritis, influencing clinical practice and a..... Read more

Category: Awards, New Treatment

Northern Sydney leading the way with arthritis research and clinical care

Northern Sydney leading the way with arthritis research and clinical care

The latest exciting research into musculoskeletal disease has been unveiled during the inaugural Northern Lights showcase. Close to 200 people attended the jam packed event in the Kolling auditorium, including clinicians, researchers and many people living with arthritic pain. RNSH Head of Rheumatology Professor Lyn March addressed the event, detailing the devastating cost of the diseas..... Read more

Category: New Treatment