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Osteoarthritis (cont.)

Osteoarthritis Pictures

Media file 1: A normal or unaffected joint demonstrating the articular surfaces and the joint space.
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Media file 2: The stationary phase of disease progression in osteoarthritis involves the formation of osteophytes or joint space narrowing.
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Media file 3: Osteoarthritis progresses further with obliteration of the joint space.
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Media file 4: The appearance of subchondral cysts (cysts in the bone underneath the cartilage) indicates the erosive phase of disease progression in osteoarthritis.
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Media file 5: The last phase in the disease progression involves bone repair and remodeling. Large osteophytes form.
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REFERENCES:

Klippel, John H., et al., eds. Primer on the Rheumatic Diseases. 13th ed. New York: Springer and Arthritis Foundation, 2008

Rennie, N.G., et al. "Presence of Gout Is Associated with Increased Osteoarthritis Prevalence and Severity." Arthritis and Rheumatism 63.10 Oct. 2011.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/2/2014

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