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Osteoarthritis

  • Emily Bouley
  • Mark R. Jones
  • Alan David KayeEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and continues to increase in prevalence with the aging population. This degenerative disease process involves a complex interaction of several factors including inflammation, genetics, joint structure, mechanical stresses, and cellular processes. This chapter discusses the fundamental pathogenesis, clinical findings, and treatment modalities of osteoarthritis.

Keywords

Osteoarthritis Degenerative joint disease Joint inflammation Cartilage damage Synovitis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emily Bouley
    • 1
  • Mark R. Jones
    • 1
  • Alan David Kaye
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyBeth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBostonUSA
  2. 2.Louisiana State University Health Science CenterNew OrleansUSA

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