Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse
Dr. Deana Batross
Osteoarthritis, Inflammation, Joints, Joint Degeneration, Cartilage
Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis that millions of people struggle with in their day to day lives. OA is often observed in an outpatient pain management setting as it is considered an unavoidable disease process expected in aging individuals. OA is a costly, painful, and debilitating disease. OA goes further than physically limiting patients, it can even affect mental and emotional stability. Although there is not an available cure for OA, there are many preventative manageable treatment options available. Education, evaluation and management of OA is important to be knowledgeable about in order to help patients maintain their ability to stay active and improve their overall quality of life.
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Smith, Ashley, "Osteoarthritis (OA)" (2022). Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN). 522.