Musculoskeletal medicine


Low muscle mass linked to more rapid decline in executive function

25 Oct 2022Registered users

Low appendicular lean soft tissue mass is significantly and independently associated with subsequent faster decline in executive function in patients aged 65 and older, a longitudinal study from Canada has found. 

Physical activity reduces mobility disability in frail older people

25 May 2022Registered users

A multicomponent intervention based on regular moderate intensity physical activity was associated with a lower incidence of mobility disability in frail older adults, in a large European study.

Steroid plus lidocaine injection improves pain and function in hip OA

25 Apr 2022Registered users

Addition of a single ultrasound guided intra-articular injection of triamcinolone and lidocaine to advice and education for hip osteoarthritis was associated with greater improvement in hip pain and function over six months compared with advice and education alone, a UK study has found.