osteoarthritis
OSTEOARTHRITIS
Treatment Guideline Chart

Osteoarthritis is a chronic progressive disease where there is degeneration and 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 activities and relieved by rest.

Osteoarthritis Management

Follow Up

  • Regular clinical assessments (ideally every 3 months) are 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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