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Osteoarthritis in 2017

Latest advances in the management of knee OA

Osteoarthritis research in 2017 provided new insights into the long-term effects of intra-articular glucocorticoids, and also led to the approval of a novel, longer-lasting glucocorticoid formulation. New drugs for the treatment of osteoarthritis also emerged this year, including a small-molecule inhibitor of the Wnt signalling pathway.

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The work of T.E.M. is supported by the NIH. The work of R.R.B. is supported by the NIH National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). The content of this article is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH or the NCCIH.

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T.E.M. declares that he has acted as a consultant for Flexion Therapeutics and as an Advisory Board member for Samumed. R.R.B. declares no competing interests.

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McAlindon, T., Bannuru, R. Latest advances in the management of knee OA. Nat Rev Rheumatol 14, 73–74 (2018).

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