Ostheoarthritis

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  • Created on: 15-05-17 23:14
What is osteoarthritis?
Chronic degeneration of the synovial joints characterised by 'wear and tear' of the joints. Breakdown of the articulate cartilage
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Who is most susceptible for the development of osteoarthritis?
older women, obese people, previous trauma, genetic link
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Is there systemic involvement and inflammation in osteoporosis?
No
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What is the treatment ladder for osteoarthritis?
1.Lifestyle advice 2.Topical NSAIDs and paracetamol 3.Oral NSAIDs / capsaicin cream/ intraarticular corticosteroids 4.Weak opioids
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What is the main lifestyle advice for osteosrthritis?
Weight loss, healthy diet, increased activity,
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How can joints, affected by arthritis, be deformed?
Joints may have bony growth around the affected area
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