Orthopedics study guide

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What Is Osteoarthritis?Fast Facts: An Easy-to-Read Series of Publications for the PublicOsteoarthritis is a joint disease that mostly affects cartilage. Cartilage is theslippery tissue that covers the ends of bones in a joint. Healthy cartilage allowsbones to glide over each other. It also helps absorb the shock of movement. Inosteoarthritis, the top layer of cartilage breaks down and wears away. Thisallows bones under the cartilage to rub together. The rubbing causes pain,swelling, and loss of motion of the joint. Over time, the joint may lose itsnormal shape. Also, bone spurs may grow on the edges of the joint. Bits ofbone or cartilage can break off and float inside the joint space, which causesmore pain and damage.People with osteoarthritis often have joint pain and reduced motion. Unlikesome other forms of arthritis, osteoarthritis affects only joints and not internalorgans. Rheumatoid arthritis------the second most common form ofarthritis------affects other parts of the body besides the joints. Osteoarthritis isthe most common type of arthritis.Who Gets Osteoarthritis?Osteoarthritis occurs most often in older people. Younger people sometimesget osteoarthriti

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