PATTERN OF DRUG PRESCRIBING IN OSTEOARTHRITIS PATIENTS ATTENDING ORTHOPAEDIC OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENT OF A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL
Arthritis is a disease with acute or chronic inflammation of joint, often accompanied by pain, swelling and stiffness and resulting from infection or injury. Pain is the most common symptom and is accompanied by deformity or disability. There are many types of arthritis, of these osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic,degenerative disorder of multiple aetiology, characterized by loss of articular cartilage and periarticular bone remodelling. OA causes joint pain, typically worse with weight bearing and activity, and joint stiffness even at rest. There is no permanent cure, and gradual, although slow progression is most common.
Keywords: Osteoarthritis (OA), Tertiary care hospital.
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