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Osteoarthritis

Paul H. Brion and Kenneth C. Kalunian

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.1909

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Osteoarthritis

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Osteoarthritis is the commonest form of arthritis, detectable radiographically in 80% of patients over the age of 55 and accounting for more dependency in walking and stair-climbing than any other disease. In clinical practice it is defined by the presence of joint symptoms (pain, aching, stiffness) plus evidence of structural change (including crepitus on active joint motion, bony enlargement, radiographic changes of joint space narrowing or osteophytes)....

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Subjects: Rheumatology

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