Preliminary Topics, Debates & Discussions

  • Does the FRAX index really reflect society, and therefore, useful in the treatment of osteoporosis (OP)?
  • Cancer, bones and OP drugs: Managing bones in cancer patients
  • Bone metastasis and OP drugs
  • Biophosphonates:  How long is long enough? The concept of a drug holiday
  • From early to late post menopausal osteoporosis (OP)
  • Cartilage homeostasis and degeneration
  • New therapeutic directions in Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Stem cells therapy in OA
  • Gene therapy in OA
  • Knee OA: Should we give antiresorptive drugs to OA patients?
  • Is there a better treatment than placebo for OA?
  • Hydrolysate collagen to treat OA: What's the evidence?
  • What is the real rish factor for OA: To be a woman or to develop an estrogen deficiency?
  • Is there an osteoporosis phenotype in OA?
  • The effect of estrogens in chondrocytes biology
  • Could estrogen or SERM therapy prevent OA progression?
  • Exercise and orthoses as treatment of OA: Can we expect a structural effect?
  • Can we slow down OA progression with Orthoses?
  • Exercise in OA: What about the hips and hands?
  • Increasing the effect of exercise: The importance of context?
  • Biomarkers to predict OA progression
  • Gene polymorphisms relating to OA
  • Protein biomarkers to identify OA progressors
  • Sarcopenia: Impact of nutrition on muscle mass, strength and performance in older adults 
  • Musculoskeletal aging: Connective tissue "penias"
  • What pain treaments are most useful for OP and bone metastasis?
  • Pain and physical activity: Friend or foe?
  • Do we recommend physical activity in patients suffering from pain?
  • Integration of herbal medicine in joint pain management: Utopia or reality? 
  • Are botanical extracts and herbal medicines promising oral treatments for rheumatic diseases and musculoskeletal complaints? 
  • Latest updates and new treatments in BMJD
  • Innovation in surgery to repair musculoskeletal tissue
  • Tribology of total hip replacement 
  • Determinants of cartilage quality with an emphasis on the role of physical activity 
  • Current trends in surgical repair of cartilage and fibrocartilage in large synovial joints
  • Current trends in rehabilitation of acrtilage problems
 

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