Flashcards in Osteoarthritis Deck (7)
What is the basic pathology behind osteoarthritis?
Change in composition of articular cartilage, usually thinning, resulting in loss of the joint space
List risk factors for osteoarthritis
Being very active/injury
What are Heberden's nodes?
Bony enlargements at distal interphalangeal joints
What are Bouchard's nodes?
Bony enlargements at proximal interphalangeal joints
What consequences of osteoarthritis may occur in the knee?
Genu varus/vulgas deformities
Which imaging modality is used to diagnose osteoarthritis?