osteoarthritis
OSTEOARTHRITIS

Osteoarthritis is a chronic progressive disease where there is degeneration & loss of articular cartilage that occurs together with new bone formation at the joint surfaces and margins, that causes pain and deformity.

The patient experiences pain, stiffness, decreased movement, inflammation and crepitus.

The pain is usually aggravated by pain and relieved by rest.

Follow Up

  • Yearly reassessment is recommended for patients with the following:
    • Joint pain affecting quality of life
    • With ongoing treatment for osteoarthritis
    • >1 joint affected
    • With >1 existing comorbidity
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