Arthritis and other cartilage disorders

Harpal S Khanuja, Zan A. Naseer

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Arthritis in its different forms affects almost 50 million people in the United States and is a significant worldwide public health concern. The arthritides include both inflammatory and noninflammatory conditions, which can be acute or chronic. Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent form of chronic joint disease. The complex interplay between the joint structures, which include articular cartilage, underlying bone, and surrounding soft tissues, creates a dynamic environment responsible for normal joint movement. Arthritis-caused disturbances in these structures can lead to substantial pain, loss of function, and eventual decline in overall quality of life. Arthritis and other cartilage disorders can lead to progressive joint destruction or occur as isolated events with sustained disease remission. It is imperative for orthopaedic surgeons to recognize the diagnoses and evidence-based treatment strategies related to the management of arthritis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOrthopaedic Knowledge Update 12
PublisherWolters Kluwer Health
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781975123949
ISBN (Print)9781975123895
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Neuropathic arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pseudogout
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Septic arthritis
  • Seronegative spondyloarthropathies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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