Osteoarthritis

Centro de la columna Vertebral: 14 August, 2015 12:00 pm

Artrosis
 

Osteoarthritis

This pathology can produce some functional incapacity in the patient, although it occasionally generates a degree of disability that prevents patients from performing routine daily activities.

During the development of the disease, the damage of articular cartilage in a joint can alter the articular cartilage of the bone in the opposite side of said joint, causing the wear and tear process to begin.

During the development of the disease, the damage of articular cartilage in a joint can alter the articular cartilage of the bone in the opposite side of said joint, causing the wear and tear process to begin.

As a result, there may come a time when the cartilage disappears and pain appears. As the cartilage disappears, the bone reacts and grows on the sides (osteophytes) producing joint deformation.

Joints related to the musculoskeletal system are the most common cause of consultation.

85% of patients suffering from this condition are over 65 years old.

CAUSES

This disease is caused by the deterioration of the articular cartilage, which covers the bony ends that make way for joints, the parts of the skeleton that allow movement.

Articular cartilage is essential for the smooth functioning of a joint, as it serves as a cushioning and sliding surface between the bone ends that make up any joint.

The most common causes are excess weight, a history of trauma or injury, intense physical activity, a sedentary lifestyle and congenital conditions.

SYMPTOMS

  • • Pain increases with activity and decreases when resting the affected area.

  • • Range of mobility limitations

  • • Inability to perform daily activities.

TREATMENT

It depends on the degree of osteoarthritis, but usually changes are made in daily activities, including weight control diet, wearing insoles, undergoing physical therapy, rehabilitation, receiving infiltrations with hyaluronic acid, oxygen, platelet-rich plasma, etc.

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"The information contained in this blog is of an informative nature; it seeks to promote good health habits in the population and by no means replaces medical consultation. Content reviewed and corrected by Dr. Armando Acevedo Mendez, orthopedics and traumatology specialist. Professional license: 602691".

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