• Great Debate: Joint tissue impacts nerves, or vice versa, in OA

    4 days ago - By Healio

    This year's iteration of the Great Debate at the OARSI 2021 World Congress centered on the role of nerves in pain, functionality and pathogenesis of osteoarthritis.
    Stefan Lohmander, MD, PhD, senior professor of orthopedics at Lund University in Sweden, and Anne-Marie Malfait, MD, PhD, The George W. Stuppy, MD, Chair of Arthritis at Rush Medical College in Chicago, debated whether nerves impact joint tissue or whether joint tissue impacts nerves as patients experience the pain and functionality outcomes associated with OA.
    “Pain is a driver of functional limitation of OA burden,”
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