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Where are collagen fibers anchored?

Subchondral bone

2

What do chondrocytes produce?

Cartilage

3

What gives cartilage its elasticity?

Pressure of bound water

4

Cartilage vascular system?

Avascular

5

What gives the chondrocytes nutrition?

Synovial fluid produced by synovial membrane

6

How thick is the synovial membrane?

1-3 cells thick

7

#1 rheumatoid disease?

Osteoarthritis

8

Rapidity of onset for rheumatoid problems?

Gout timed to a minute
RA days to weeks
Fibromyalgia slow and indolent

9

What does Gout respond really well to?

NSAIDS

10

What does Fibromyalgia respond well to?

Exercise

11

CBCs and chemistries are done why?

Assess for systemic involvement of disease process
Determine contraindications to therapies

12

What are two acute phase reactants commonly missed?

Hemoglobin, albumin

13

Examples of DMARDs?

Hydroxychloroquin
Gold
Methotrexate