Osteoarthritis 1: physiology, risk factors and causes of pain

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Abstract

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a synovial joint disorder characterised by pain, stiffness, and restricted function. It is often classed as a degenerative disease because the affected joints deteriorate over time.

This article, the first in a three-part series, describes the complex pathophysiology and causes of pain in OA, risk factors, and how it is diagnosed.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Article number1
Pages (from-to)12-15
Number of pages4
JournalNursing Times
Volume108
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2012

Keywords

  • Pain, Osteoarthritis