Thursday, September 22nd
4:30pm-6:00pm EDT


Topical Workshop


Specific Pain Conditions/Pain in Specific Populations


718 B

Local Disease Processes in the Joint Contributing to Osteoarthritis Pain

Dr. Schaible will describe local factors in the joint which determine the occurrence and intensity of pain in the osteoarthritic knee joint in patients undergoing knee arthroplasty. He will address the role of inflammation and bone marrow lesions, the contribution of chondrocytes to inflammatory changes, and the alterations of the innervation of the joint. Furthermore, he will address the role of obesity and diabetes mellitus in regulating pain intensity. Finally, he will show data on the role of cytokines in osteoarthritis and osteoarthritis pain. This talk will provide the audience with an understanding of the pathological processes in the human knee joint which contribute to osteoarthritis pain.


Professor Hans-Georg Schaible

University Hospital Jena