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1

What is the basic pathogenesis behind osteoarthritis?

Degeneration/altered composition of articular hyaline cartilage, resulting in joint wear and deterioration

2

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. True/False?

True

3

What are the 4 main radiological features of OA?

Loss of joint space
Osteophyte formation
Subchondral cysts
Sclerosis

4

Outline treatment/management of OA

Analgesia
Opiates
Physiotherapy
Weight loss
Joint replacement