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Flashcards in Osteoarthritis Deck (5):
1

What is the most common form of arthritis?

Osteoarthritis

2

Periodic flaring of osteoarthritis may be due to what?

Associated inflammation

3

What is the basic understanding for the cause of OA?

Imbalance between wear and reapir of cartilage between joints

4

List some causes of secondary OA

  • Congenital dislocation of the hip
  • Perthes
  • SUFE
  • Previous intra-articular fracture
  • Extra-articular fracture with malunion
  • Osteochondral/hyaline cartilage injury
  • Crystal arthropathy
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Meniscal tears
  • Genu varum or valgum

5

What are the typical X-ray findings in OA?

  • Loss of joint space
  • Osteophytes
  • Subchondral cysts
  • Sclerosis

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