Knee Osteoarthritis Research Papers

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Osteoarthritis of the Knee Rachel Holley PTA 240, Physical Disabilities I July 12, 2015 Mrs. Heather Wells Knee Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disease in adults around the world, with knee osteoarthritis being the most common type. Knee Osteoarthritis is not centralized to the cartilage of the joint, knee osteoarthritis is considered a chronic disease of the whole joint, articular cartilage, meniscus, ligaments, and peri-articular muscle. Knee Osteoarthritis is prevalent in both males and females. Several different tests will be ran to determine the actual diagnosis for knee pain. Many different treatment methods will be used to aide in the process of living with knee osteoarthritis and possibly curing the disease all together.…show more content…
About 13% of women and 10% of men aged 60 and older have symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. Almost 1 in 2 people may develop knee osteoarthritis by the age of 85. Osteoarthritis is more commonly found in the right knee on men, but is more evenly distributed in the knees of women. Only about 15% of patients with knee osteoarthritis complain of any knee pain. When the diagnosis is based on clinical signs and symptoms alone, the prevalence among adults is found to be much lower. There have been studies to reveal any genetic factors associated with knee osteoarthritis, and it has been found that there is a small roll played by multiple genes, along with other risk factors. Many other factors play a role in the prevalence of knee osteoarthritis, such as: coal miners and floorers tend to be at greater risk for having knee osteoarthritis, due to the amount of time they spend kneeling and manuevering on hard

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