Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Academic Term

Summer 2022

Document Type


Course Number

NURS 6810-01

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse

Professor’s Name

Dr. Deana Batross


Osteoarthritis, Inflammation, Joints, Joint Degeneration, Cartilage

Subject Categories

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.

Licensing Permission

Copyright, all rights reserved. Fair Use

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Nursing Commons



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