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This study presents strong evidence that high BMD is a significant risk factor for the development of subsequent knee and hip OA. The occurrence of the radiographic knee and hip OA but not radiographic hand OA is concerned with high baseline femoral neck BMD (FN -BMD). Prevalent vertebral fractures are related to the incidence of radiographic hand osteoarthritis, but not with knee and hip ROA. Non-vertebral fractures are not associated with the incidence or progression of either knee, hip or hand OA.

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To determine the longitudinal relationship between bone mineral density (BMD) and incidence and progression of the knee, hip and hand osteoarthritis, and the association between prevalent vertebral and non -vertebral fractures and incidence and progression of OA in older men and women in the Rotterdam Study.

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J. Zonzini Gaino et al. found out a high prevalence of falls in RA, mostly concerned with disease-related outcomes (primarily the Clinical Disease Activity Index (CDAI)). The results of Timed-up-and-go Test (TUG), Berg Balance Scale (BBS) and 5-Time Sit Down-To-Stand Up Test (SST5) were also related to recurrent falls, and these can be used as fall risk assessment tools in rheumatoid individuals.

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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients have increased risk of falls, with potential adverse outcomes. The studies vary considering the prevalence of falls and its correlation with clinical data, disease-related outcomes and physical performance tests. This study investigated the prevalence of falls and its relationship with clinical data, disease-related outcomes and physical performance tests.

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Kinesio taping is an elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive to treat pain and disability from athletic injuries and a variety of different physical disorders. ZhijunLu et al. elucidated that Kinesio Taping was concerned with significantly improved VAS, WOMAC scale and range of motion of the knee.

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This meta-analysis from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) investigated the efficacy of Kinesio Taping in reducing pain and improving knee function in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA).

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This study described that intra-articular hip injection (IAHI) provides better pre-operatory pain management in elder patients with intracapsular hip fractures. Also, IAHI could extend the benefits of fascia-iliaca compartment block (FICB) and ameliorate hospitalization conditions. There was a significantly lower dose of opioids administered to the patients who received the IAHI, reducing related risks and side effects.
 

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This study focused on comparing the fascia-iliaca compartment block and the intra-articular hip injection concerning pain management and the need for further systemic analgesia in the pre-operative phase of intracapsular hip fractures.

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This study based on randomized controlled trial revealed that the core stability exercises in addition to traditional treatment (infrared radiation and continuous ultrasound) improved pain and functional disability based on the increase in Pain Pressure Threshold (PPT) and decrease in pain intensity and Oswestry Disability Index (ODI). 

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Core stability exercises have been widely suggested for the management of patients with different musculoskeletal conditions. But, its effect on postpartum lumbopelvic pain (LPP) has not been thoroughly investigated. This study examined the impact of core stability exercises on postpartum LPP.

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