Osteoarthritis-OA

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Osteoarthritis-OA

Definition

Osteoarthritis (OA) is characterized by focal loss of articular cartilage, subchondral osteosclerosis, osteophyte formation at the joint margin, and remodeling of joint contour with enlargement of affected joints. [1]

Here are some synonyms for osteoarthritis:

  • Degenerative joint disease (DJD): This is the most common synonym and emphasizes the breakdown of joint cartilage.
  • Osteoarthrosis: This term is less common than osteoarthritis but medically accurate.
  • Wear-and-tear arthritis: This informal term describes the gradual breakdown of the joint from use.

Note: It’s generally best to use "osteoarthritis" in most contexts unless you’re specifically referring to the degenerative aspect (DJD) or want a more technical term (osteoarthrosis).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Osteoarthritis (OA) is characterized by focal loss of articular cartilage, subchondral osteosclerosis, osteophyte formation at the joint margin, and remodeling of joint contour with enlargement of affected joints.

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  • Rhus Tox
  • Kali Carb
  • Arnica
  • Ruta graveolens
  • Kalmia latifolia
  • Apis mellifica
  • Calcarea fluorica
  • Calcarea carbonica
  • Sticta Pulmonaria
  • Heredity
  • Obesity
  • Injury
  • Joint overuse
  • Other diseases
  • Pain: Insidious onset, intermittent, morning stiffness
  • Restricted movement
  • Palpable, sometimes audible, coarse crepitus
  • Bony swelling around joint margins
  • Deformity, usually without instability
  • Either Joint-line or periarticular tenderness
  • Muscle weakness also wasting
  • Synovitis mild or absent
  • Generalised nodal OA
  • Knee OA
  • Hip OA
  • Spine OA
  • Early-onset OA

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