Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritic joints usually have a lower concentration of hyaluronic acid in their joint fluid than healthy joints. This means less protection against joint friction and impact. The FDA has approved the use of hyaluronic acid injections for knee osteoarthritis but also states it should only...

Although symptoms of the different forms of arthritis can appear similar it is important to distinguish between them to ensure appropriate treatment can be given.  There are a few key differences that can distinguish osteoarthritis from other forms such as rheumatoid arthritis. Onset - Osteoarthritis...

Dr. Rachel Miller obtained a bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering from Pennsylvania State University, continuing her postgraduate studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she completed her PhD under Dr. Alan Grodzinsky in Biological Engineering. Dr. Miller focused on developing several novel concepts to induce cartilage...

Brian Diekman, PhD is an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He conducts his research at the Thurston Arthritis Research Center in the Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology department. His areas of speciality include Tissue-engineering, stem cells,...