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Day: November 18, 2018

Degenerative orthopedic disorders

Degenerative orthopedic disorders

OSTEOARTHRITIS (Osteoarthrosis) Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease. Aetiology is multifactorial, and still not understood. Commonly it is thought to be wear and tear of joints as one ages. Two types of OA are recognised – primary and secondary. Primary OA: This occurs in a joint de novo. It occurs in old age, mainly in the weight bearing joints (knee and hip). In a generalised variety, the trapezio-metacarpal joint of the thumb and the distal inter-phalangeal joints of the…

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