Musculoskeletal Disorders Resource Center

Click on the subcategory below to find drug monographs for that particular area.

Single-Dose Injection Rx Ups Bone Density

Frail, older women may only need a single dose of the osteoporosis drug zoledronic acid (Reclast) to build bone strength, a new study suggests.

Carpal Tunnel Incidence Higher with RA?

The incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) does not appear to be elevated among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

OTC Drug for Back Pain, Arthritis

Acetaminophen does not appear to help ease lower back pain and offers little relief for the most common form of arthritis, according to a new report.

Ice Could Delay Muscle Injury Recovery

Contrary to popular advice, applying ice after a muscle impact injury may not contribute to angiogenesis and muscle regeneration and could actually delay recovery.

Exercise, Vitamin D: Outcome on Falls

For older women, exercise (not not vitamin D) is associated with reductions in the rate of injurious falls and injured fallers

Gout Could Protect Against Alzheimer's

Gout – or the high uric acid levels that drive the condition – may shield against dementia.

Insulin Dependence and Post-Op Complications

Patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) have an increased risk of a number of postoperative complications after lumbar fusion compared with those who have noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) or no diabetes.

Chart: Gout Treatments

Review this chart for a quick overview of gout treatments when you need it.

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