osteoarthritis osteoarthritis  /ˌɑ sti ˌoʊ ɑrθ ˈraɪ təs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) chronic breakdown of cartilage in the joints; the most common form of arthritis occurring usually after middle age

Usage(s):

  1. At present, doctors believe that osteoarthritis affects more than 20 million Americans.
  2. The wrist, for instance, is much less prone to osteoarthritis than the joint at the base of the thumb.
  3. Nearly a million knee surgeries are performed in North America each year to ease the pain of osteoarthritis but researchers say the procedure is a sham.

News

  1. Body clocks linked to osteoarthritis

    Scheduled exercise, regular meals and the periodic warming and cooling of joints could be used to relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis according to scientists. Their research may also help explain why older people are more prone to developing this common joint disorder.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. New research links body clocks to osteoarthritis

    ( University of Manchester ) Scheduled exercise, regular meals and the periodic warming and cooling of joints could be used to relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis according to scientists at The University of Manchester. Their research may also help explain why older people are more prone to developing this common joint disorder.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  3. Sugar-solution injections for osteoarthritis

    People’s Pharmacy on prolotherapy for osteoarthritis; why Vicks VapoRub is for external use only; and negative drug interactions.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

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Quotes

  1. "At the MU Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory, we are particularly interested in identification and validation of biomarkers that can detect early stages of osteoarthritis to provide accurate diagnostic and prognostic information prior to the onset...
    on Jun 10, 2009 By: James Cook Source: Science Daily (press release)

  2. "Osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease (DJD) is one of the most prevalent ailments in India with its incidence exceeding that of cancer, AIDS and diabetes. We have set up a sales force that would cater to promoting the product and would also...
    on Mar 25, 2010 By: Chakraborty Source: Livemint

  3. "Before SUPARTZ, my knee would swell and it was extremely painful to walk. SUPARTZ has helped me prolong my baseball career, and I want people who suffer from osteoarthritis to learn of alternatives to living with pain," said Johnson, 43....
    on Feb 14, 2007 By: Randy Johnson Source: Yahoo! News (press release)

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