case study of Arthritis

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Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints. It can affect joints in any part of the body. Joints are places in the body where two bones meet. ETIOLOGY ♠ Genetics: Exactly how much heredity or genetics contributes to the cause of arthritis is not well understood. However, there are likely genetic variations that can contribute to the cause of arthritis. ♠ Age: Cartilage becomes more brittle with age and has less of a capacity to repair itself. As people grow older they are more likely to develop arthritis. ♠ Weight: Because joint damage is partly dependent on the load the joint has to support, excess body weight can lead to arthritis. This is especially true of the hips and knees that can be worn quickly in heavier patients. ♠ Previous injury: Joint damage can cause irregularities in the normal smooth joint surface. Previous major injuries can be part of the cause of arthritis. An example of an injury leading to arthritis is a tibia plateau fracture, where the broken area of bone en

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTFirstly, I would like to give a great pleasure to say a few words regarding the effort in writing this folio, case study of Arthritis. I would like to thank for many members who give a lot of cooperation and support to finish this folio completely. Through this folio effort, I wish extend our thank a gratitude to my Clinical Instructor in Putrajaya Hospital, Madam Tengku Farizan for her teaching, support and give me more time in making this folio. Thanks also to staff nurse for their willingness to cooperate with us and give a lot of information. Thank you.ITRODUCTIONDEFINITIONArthritis is inflammation of one or more joints. It can affect joints in any part of the body. Joints are places in the body where two bones meet. ETIOLOGYGenetics: Exactly how much heredity or genetics contributes to the cause of arthritis is not well understood. However, there are likely genetic variations that can contribute to the cause of arthritis.Age: Cartilage becomes more brittle with age and has less of a capacity to repair itself. As people grow older they are more likely to develop arthritis.Weight: Because joint damage is partly dependent on the load the joint has to support, excess body weight can lead to arthritis. This is especially true of the hips and knees that can be worn quickly in heavier patients.Previous injury: Joint damage can cause irregularities in the normal smooth joint surface. Previous major injuries can be part of the cause of arthritis.

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