Osteoarthritis year in review 2016: clinical

Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2017 Feb;25(2):209-215. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2016.09.025. Epub 2017 Jan 16.


Both epidemiologic and clinical research continues to be performed in osteoarthritis (OA). While epidemiologic studies identify risk factors for incident and progressive disease, clinical studies explore the role of both non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments, including oral and intra-articular therapies. We performed a systematic review of the literature using PubMed for the time period between April 1, 2015 to February 22, 2016. Selected publications in the areas of both epidemiology and treatment are reviewed in this article.

Keywords: Epidemiology; Function; Osteoarthritis; Pain; Treatment.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Systematic Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / administration & dosage
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intra-Articular
  • Osteoarthritis / drug therapy
  • Osteoarthritis / epidemiology
  • Osteoarthritis / therapy*
  • Pain Management
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Risk Factors


  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents