CJSM Podcast 12: The Effect of Viscosupplementation in the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis

jsm-podcast-bg-1For our 12th podcast, we have invited Dr. Tom Trojian to talk with us about a new CJSM offering, just published ‘On Line First,” for which he is the lead author: “AMSSM Scientific Statement Concerning Viscosupplementation Injections for Knee Osteoarthritis:  Importance for Individual Patient Outcomes.”

Dr. Trojian is a member of our partner society, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), and is a professor in the Department of Family, Community & Preventive Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine, and the director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship program there.

He is also a wonderful guest to have on  the podcast–I learned a great deal from him about not only viscosupplementation in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis, but also the specific study design of a ‘network meta-analysis’ he and his co-authors used to evaluate the clinical importance of this intervention in our patients.

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is such a common condition–and is one which so many sports medicine clinicians treat as part of their practice–that we find ourselves publishing a great deal of research on the topic.  Just this month, in the November 2015 CJSM, we have three pieces of original research on managing knee OA: i) the relative effectiveness of hip vs. leg strengthening  in treating the problem; ii)  the effect of lower body positive pressure (LBPP)-supported low-load treadmill walking program on knee joint pain, function, and thigh muscle strength in overweight patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA);  and iii) a prospective study on the safety and efficacy of intrarticular platelet lysates in early and intermediate knee OA.

T Trojian Screen Shot

Dr. Trojian, ‘in action’ on the podcast.

Check all those studies out.  And check out our newest podcast:  get out those headphones, tune up that iPhone, and listen to what Dr. Trojian has to say on the subject of viscosupplementation in the treatment of knee OA.

Thanks very much for the time you spent with us Tom!

 

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About sportingjim
I work at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio USA, where I am a specialist in pediatric sports medicine. My academic appointment as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics is through Ohio State University. I am a public health advocate for kids' health and safety. I am also the Emerging Media Editor for the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine.

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