Degenerative arthritis or osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common progressive joint disease, with 20–30 million cases in the US
Found almost exclusively in the elderly
Chronic progressive joint pain:
Worse with weight bearing, improved with rest
Asymmetric joint involvement:
Involves hand, foot, knee, hip, and spine joints
Morning joint stiff...
Ambulatory and capable of activities of daily living
Improvement in symptoms (i.e., pain)
Hepper CT, Halvorson JJ, Duncan ST, et al. The efficacy and duration of intra-articular corticosteroid injection for knee osteoarthritis: A systematic review of level I studies. ...
715.90 Osteoarthrosis, unspecified whether generalized or localized, involving unspecified site
715.94 Osteoarthrosis, unspecified whether generalized or localized, hand
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