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Vol. 6, Issue 5 (2017)

Risk factors, burdens and management of osteoarthritis: A review

Author(s):
Thalitha Tomy, K Krishnakumar and L Panayappan
Abstract:
Osteoarthritis is chronic degenerative disease of the joints with major clinical features as joint pains and stiffness, leading to decline in physical activities. It is most common musculoskeletal disorder affecting millions of people. Age, sex, genetics factor, obesity, nutritional factor, bone mass, joint associated risk etc. are the major risk factors of osteoarthritis. Disabilities, mortalities and economic burdens are the impact of osteoarthritis. This article explains various risk factors, socio-economic burdens and prevention and management methods of osteoarthritis
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The Pharma Innovation Journal
How to cite this article:
Thalitha Tomy, K Krishnakumar, L Panayappan. Risk factors, burdens and management of osteoarthritis: A review. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(5):96-98.

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