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Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disorder, which is due to aging and wear and tear on a joint.

Programs + Services


Rheumatology

The Division of Rheumatology at Tufts Medical Center in Boston offers comprehensive evaluation, consultation and management of arthritis and rheumatic disease.
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Osteoarthritis Program

The Osteoarthritis Program at Tufts Medical Center in Boston is home to world-renowned experts in researching, diagnosing and treating OA.
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Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine

The Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at Tufts Medical Center works to use alternative therapies to help patients with arthritis and rheumatic diseases.
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Doctors + Care Team

Timothy E. McAlindon, MD, MPH

Timothy E. McAlindon, MD, MPH

Title(s): Chief, Division of Rheumatology; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Rheumatology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5990
Fax #: 617-636-2388

Osteoarthritis, general rheumatology, lupus

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Janeth Yinh, MD

Janeth Yinh, MD

Title(s): Rheumatologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Rheumatology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5990
Fax #: 617-636-2388

General rheumatology, musculoskeletal ultrasound

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Robert A. Kalish, MD

Robert A. Kalish, MD

Title(s): Director, Rheumatology Education; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Rheumatology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5990
Fax #: 617-636-2388

General rheumatology, Lyme disease

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Senada Arabelovic, DO

Senada Arabelovic, DO

Title(s): Rheumatologist; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Rheumatology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5990
Fax #: 617-636-2388

General rheumatology, transitioning young adults with autoimmune diseases to the adult rheumatology clinic, pregnancy in rheumatologic disease

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Steven C. Vlad, MD, PhD

Steven C. Vlad, MD, PhD

Title(s): Rheumatologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Rheumatology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5990
Fax #: 617-636-2388

General rheumatology, spondyloarthopathies, psoriatic arthritis and anklylosing spondylitis

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William F. Harvey, MD, MSc, FACR

William F. Harvey, MD, MSc, FACR

Title(s): Rheumatologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Rheumatology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5990
Fax #: 617-636-2388

Osteoarthritis, general rheumatology, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

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Research + Clinical Trials


A Cross-sectional Observational Study Evaluating the Effect of intra-Articular Steroids or Placebo Previously Injected in the target Knee Joint of Subjects on structural Progression of Knee Osteoarthritis.

The purpose of the study is to evaluate for long term changes in pain and function in knee osteoarthritis and also to ascertain differences in health care utilization among subjects who participated in the randomized controlled trial on effect of intra-articular steroids on structural progression of knee osteoarthritis (IACS)
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A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Single Injection, 52-Week Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of an Intra-articular Injection of CNTX-4975-05 in Subjects with Chronic, Moderate-to severe Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

The study evaluates the analgesic efficacy on pain with walking of a one-time knee injection for patients with moderate to severe knee osteoarthritis. CNTX-4975-05 is the investigational drug that has not been approved by the FDA. The study drug is a long-acting, non-opioid analgesic drug candidate designed to provide pain relieve. Subjects will be randomly assigned to one of two groups: study drug group, or a placebo group.
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200 Years of Caring for the Community

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