By David Hunter, PhD, FRACP (Rheum)
Joint Action is a podcast hosted by David Hunter.
As a consequence of isolation, those living with osteoarthritis related disability may become less fit, more depressed and anxious, more socially isolated and gain weight. It is critical at times like this that people with osteoarthritis have their burden and disability minimised and their knowledge of how to manage the disease enhanced. Join David as he interviews the world's leading experts in osteoarthritis.
Professor David Hunter is a rheumatology clinician researcher whose main research focus has been clinical and translational research in osteoarthritis. He is the Florance and Cope Chair of Rheumatology and Professor of Medicine at University of Sydney and the Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia. He is ranked as the worlds leading expert in osteoarthritis on Expertscape.com since 2014.
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Exercising with knee and/or hip osteoarthritis with Prof Melanie HoldenExercise is a commonly recommended treatment for osteoarthritis. There have been many studies which have shown the benefits of exercise which include improved pain, function, and quality of life. However, more often times than not, exercise is del…
Management of anterior cruciate ligament injuries with Dr Adam CulvenorAbout 50% of people who have an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury will go on to develop osteoarthritis later down the track. What determines who will go on to develop OA? And is it possible to reduce your risk of developing OA? On this week’…
Arthroscopy, past time to stop the harm with Prof Teppo JärvinenOver the years, there has been good evidence that certain treatments are of little or no value, provide harm and have substantial costs associated with them. Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM) is not a recommended treatment for osteoarthritis…
What joints does osteoarthritis commonly affect? with Dr Qiang LiuOsteoarthritis is a highly prevalent disease affecting many developing and developed countries worldwide. The prevalence of OA depends on which joint is involved – whether it is the knee, hip or hand. Depending on what type of OA you have, it may …
Digital interventions for osteoarthritis with Dr Andrea Dell'IsolaDigital interventions include mobile apps, virtual reality, and the internet and telephones. They have been recommended by the World Health Organization to complement traditional care. There has been a shift towards digital interventions especiall…
Tips for behaviour change for diet and exercise with Dr Shannon Mihalko (2021)Exercise, physical activity and education are the cornerstone treatments for osteoarthritis. However, despite their proven efficacy, they are difficult to maintain long-term. Behaviour change techniques, which are specific techniques such as goal-…
Season 3 Wrap Up: Part 2On the second installment of this two part series, we share some insights from our osteoarthritis experts this season.CONNECT WITH USTwitter:
Season 3 Wrap Up: Part 1On this two part series, we share some insights from our osteoarthritis experts this season.CONNECT WITH USTwitter: @Pr…
Steve's journey with osteoarthritisSteve is a 56-year old father of three. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia – five miles from the White House in Washington, D.C. Steve spent 25 years building his own marketing and publishing company focused in the tech space – representin…
Overcoming fear of movement in osteoarthritisExercise and physical activity are important not only for those with knee osteoarthritis, but all individuals. However, negative beliefs about pain and the body may hinder movement. Do you have knee osteoarthritis? Do you feel afraid to move? On t…