OSTEOARTHRITIS

  • DISEASE OF THE JOINTS 
  • CARTILAGE BECOMES INFLAMED, ROUGH, FLAKY AND DEGENERATES
  • WEIGHT BEARING JOINTS ARE MOST LIKELY TO BE AFFECTED
  • SMALL PROTRUSIONS OF BONE GROW FROM THE SURFACE
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CAUSES

  • DEFICIENCY IN OESTROGEN
  • PHYSICAL INJURY
  • OBESITY
  • OVER-USE OF JOINTS
  • JOINT DISEASES
  • GENETIC
  • INFECTION
  • UNKNOWN
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BARRIERS FACED BY CLIENT

  • WALKING
  • WASHING
  • DRESSING
  • SLEEPING
  • COOKING
  • CLEANING
  • INCREASED ANXIETY OF FALLING 
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PRACTITONERS

  • GP
  • CONSULTANT SURGEON
  • NURSE
  • PHYSIOTHERAPIST
  • OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
  • SOCIAL WORKER
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PROVISION

  • CARE ASSISSTANT
  • RESIDENTIAL CARE
  • SHELTERED ACCOMODATION
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AID & ADAPTIONS

  • HAND RAILS/ TOILET RAISERS
  • EXTENDED TAP HANDLES
  • VELCRO FASTENING/ ZIP PULLERS
  • TILTING BED
  • PICK UP AIDS
  • TWO HANDLED CUPS
  • KETTLE TIPPERS
  • NON SLIP MATS
  • SHOCK ABSORBING FOOTWEAR
  • WHEEL CHAIRS
  • WALKING STICKS
  • ZIMMER FRAMES
  • STAIR LIFTS
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OSTEOARTHRITIS

  • DISEASE OF THE JOINTS 
  • CARTILAGE BECOMES INFLAMED, ROUGH, FLAKY AND DEGENERATES
  • WEIGHT BEARING JOINTS ARE MOST LIKELY TO BE AFFECTED
  • SMALL PROTRUSIONS OF BONE GROW FROM THE SURFACE
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