Flashcards in Ch 73 OSTEOARTHRITIS Deck (4):
What is osteoarthritis?
OA or degenerative joint disease (DJD) is a disorder characterized by progressive deterioration of the articulate cartilage.
It is non inflammatory (unless localized) no systemic disease.
What are the characteristics of OA?
Cartilage destruction with bone spur growth at joint ends;degenerative
Pain with activity that improves @ rest
Localized inflammatory response
heberden's and bouchard's nodes