In the Journals

ACR cautions against switching patients with AS, axSpA to biosimilars

August 22, 2019
Adults with active ankylosing spondylitis despite treatment with a first TNF-inhibitor, as well as those with stable disease receiving an originator…

Meeting News

Key clinical features distinguish peripheral, axial spondyloarthritis

August 17, 2019
HILTON HEAD, S.C. — In a duet session focused on spondyloarthritis, Grace Wright, MD, PhD, and Reeti Joshi, MD, detailed the differences…

Surgical Technique

Reduction, fixation strategies aid management of vertical shear pelvic ring injuries

Orthopedics Today, August 2019
Cyril Mauffrey, MD, FACS, FRCS; Joshua A. Parry, MD; Michael H. Maher, MD
Vertical shear pelvic ring injuries present a unique challenge due to their inherent vertical and rotational instability. Binders, sheets or external…


What imaging is best to diagnose the source of hip-spine pathology symptoms?

Orthopedics Today, June 2019
There has been recent interest in joint arthroplasty in terms of how spinal motion might influence component position in patients undergoing total…

Cover Story

Surgeons should educate each other on the hip-spine connection

Orthopedics Today, June 2019
The belief that the spine moves independently of the pelvis and hip has been disproved in recent years as researchers repeatedly identified important…

In the Journals

Impaired spine mobility common after 10 years of ankylosing spondylitis

June 11, 2019
Patients with ankylosing spondylitis commonly demonstrate impaired spinal mobility after 10 years of disease duration, at which time a weakened…


Imagine Dragons frontman raises awareness for ankylosing spondylitis with 'Monster Pain in the AS'

June 6, 2019
Dan Reynolds, lead singer for the Grammy Award-winning band Imagine Dragons, never wanted to talk about his diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis. He…

GuidelinesIn the Journals

ACR, Arthritis Foundation recommend against chronic glucocorticoids in JIA treatment

April 29, 2019
Health care providers should avoid prescribing chronic low-dose glucocorticoids — regardless of risk factors or disease activity — when…

FDA News

FDA approves Cimzia for nonradiographic axial SpA

March 28, 2019
The FDA has approved Cimzia for the treatment of adults with nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis with objective signs of inflammation, making it…

In the Journals

Women, less educated face worse SpA disease activity, physical function

February 21, 2019
There exist individual- and country-level health inequalities among patients with spondyloarthritis, with women and less educated people experiencing…

In the Journals

IBD uncommon in PsA, psoriasis, AS following secukinumab treatment

February 6, 2019
Inflammatory bowel disease events, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, are uncommon in patients with psoriatic arthritis…

Meeting News

Greater VAS improvement seen with posterolateral vs transgluteal SIJ fusion approach

September 28, 2018
LOS ANGELES — The posterior oblique approach for unilateral sacroiliac joint fusion may be superior to and have a reduced potential for…

Meeting News

Surgeon’s job with new surface technologies: Provide contact bone, achieve stable motion segments

September 27, 2018
LOS ANGELES — From the surgeon’s perspective, host bone, biologic factors and implants are key considerations when it comes to new…

Tenon Medical announces FDA 510(k) clearance for sacroiliac joint fusion system

August 5, 2018
Tenon Medical Inc. announced its Catamaran sacroiliac joint fixation system has received FDA 510(k) clearance. According to a company press

In the Journals

MRI superior to radiograph in evaluating children for sacroiliitis

August 1, 2018
MRI interrater reliability is superior to that of radiographs — which demonstrated a significant proportion of both false negative and false…

In the Journals

Axial involvement in PsA linked to greater risk for moderate, severe psoriasis

July 24, 2018
Axial involvement in psoriatic arthritis is associated with a greater risk for moderate-to-severe psoriasis, with higher disease activity and a more…

Medtronic receives FDA 510(k) clearance for bone cement solution for sacral fractures

June 20, 2018
Medtronic plc announced it received FDA 510(k) clearance for the Kyphon HV-R bone cement intended to be used for fixation of pathological fractures…

In the Journals

Illness perception influences back pain severity, QoL in suspected spondyloarthritis

May 16, 2018
Among patients with suspected axial spondyloarthritis, the perception of their illness — rather than the use of a coping strategy —…

In the Journals

Navigation-assisted resection of pelvic, sacral tumors yielded high likelihood of negative margins

April 29, 2018
Results published in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research showed a high likelihood of negative margin resection with navigation-assisted…

In the Journals

Axial involvement develops within 5 years of juvenile spondyloarthritis diagnosis

April 19, 2018
Although children diagnosed with juvenile spondyloarthritis demonstrate a low rate of symptomatic activity at onset, there is a marked increase in…