Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse
Osteoarthritis, Joint Degeneration, Synovial Joint Damage
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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