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osteoarthrosis

 [os″te-o-ahr-thro´sis]
chronic noninflammatory bone disease.

os·te·o·ar·thri·tis

(os'tē-ō-ar-thrī'tis), [MIM*165720] This word is a misnomer in that the dominant pathologic process is degeneration rather than inflammation.
Arthritis characterized by erosion of articular cartilage, either primary or secondary to trauma or other conditions, which becomes soft, frayed, and thinned with eburnation of subchondral bone and outgrowths of marginal osteophytes; pain and loss of function result; mainly affects weight-bearing joints, is more common in old people and animals.

osteoarthrosis

/os·teo·ar·thro·sis/ (-ahr-thro´sis) osteoarthritis.

osteoarthrosis

[-arthrō′sis]
a condition of chronic arthritis, usually mechanical, without inflammation.

os·te·o·ar·thri·tis

(os'tē-ō-ahr-thrī'tis)
Arthritis characterized by erosion of articular cartilage, which becomes soft, frayed, and thinned with eburnation of subchondral bone and outgrowths of marginal osteophytes; pain and loss of function result; mainly affects weight-bearing joints, is more common in women, the overweight, and in older people.
Synonym(s): degenerative joint disease, hypertrophic arthritis, osteoarthrosis.

osteoarthrosis

See OSTEOARTHRITIS.

osteoarthrosis

osteoarthritis

osteoarthrosis

chronic noninflammatory bone disease. See degenerative joint disease.

Patient discussion about osteoarthrosis

Q. What are the complications of osteoarthritis? I have been suffering from osteoarthritis for over a year now. What are the complications of this disease?

A. Osteoarthritis, as other chronic arthritic diseases, has a very debilitating influence, due to the great pain people often suffer from. It sometimes becomes impossible to walk or stand up, and thus it lead to less movement, weight gain, development of blood clots and venous stasis. The emotional stress can be very debilitating as well.

Q. What Are the Possible Treatments for Osteoarthritis? My sister is suffering from osteoarthritis. What are the possible treatments for this disease?

A. Dear Garland,
My Mother has had osteoarthritis for about 20years. She has tried numerous things to allieviate the pain she has had. About three months ago, she started taking a natural product for inflammation. She still has osteoarthritis, but the pain has reduced so much that she is now able to do so many things she hasn't been able to do in a long time. She can now put pegs on the clothes line, turn light switches on/off, open bottles. I really feel for yourself and other who have osteoarthritis. I never really understood how debilitating it can be. I hope you tell people that you are in pain. I never knew my mother couldn't do all these things.
Best of luck,
Kathryn

Q. Can knee pain at childhood be connected to osteoarthritis? My mother is suffering from osteoarthritis (OA). She is 72 years old and the OA is a major problem in her life. My son is 10 years old. He has a relapsing knee pain. His pain occurs mostly at day time but can wake him from sleep. The pain is in both legs. Is my son in a risk group for OA?

A. Osteoarthritis is a disease that is most commonly caused by weight gain. The problem is that weigh gain has an important genetic factor. So, it doesn't matter if your son has knee pain right now, he is in a risk group for OA. If your mom is fat, she can start a program to lower her fat rate. I used this program for me. In the beginning it was too hard so cut her some slack!
http://www.5min.com/Video/The-Fat-Burning-Formula-For-Women---week-6-13962180

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Osteoarthrosis--Osteophyte formation along the mandibular condyle and articular eminence can be seen in the setting of osteoarthrosis (Figure 11).
If trabecular bone is not dense enough (too weak in the axial plane), it cannot absorb normal forces and is in danger of fracture (hence the occasionally mentioned mutual exclusion of osteoarthrosis and osteoporosis [e.
Among these principal diagnoses, the greatest relative change in the number of persons served was recorded for osteoarthrosis which increased 65 percent (from 48,000 in 1987 to 79,000 in 1990).
Osteoarthritis (OA), also known as hypertrophic osteoarthritis, osteoarthrosis, and degenerative joint disease, is the most common form of arthritis.
Clinical comparison of orgotein and methylprednisolone acetate in the treatment of osteoarthrosis of the knee joint.
A Japanese group reported on their 20-year follow-up of 53 patients who had undergone 58 pelvic support osteotomies for osteoarthrosis of a dysplastic hip.
Enhance(R) is used to treat synovitis and/or osteoarthrosis.
Tilwe GH, Beria S, Turakhia NH, Daftary GV, Schiess W (2001) Efficacy and tolerability of oral enzyme therapy as compared to diclofenac in active osteoarthrosis of knee joint: an open randomized controlled clinical trial.
Semiconstrained total elbow replacement for the treatment of post-traumatic osteoarthrosis.