Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Academic Term


Document Type


Course Number

NURS 6810-OL1

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse

Professor’s Name

John Chovan


Osteoarthritis, Joint Degeneration, Synovial Joint Damage

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing


Osteoarthritis (OA) is the primary cause of chronic pain, affecting approximately 27 million people in the United States. OA is a disease in the synovial joint. In humans, the knee is the largest synovial joint. Hips, hands and facet joints of the spine are other sites of the OA pain. There are several interventions and treatment options available to manage the symptoms. Studies have shown other helpful hints in hopes to prevent and slow the progress of this degenerative disease.

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