Osteoarthritis, Application of Physical Therapy Procedures

  • Dijana Avdić Orthopaedic and Trauma Clinic, Clinical Centre University of Sarajevo
  • Džemal Pecar Polyclinic “Praxis”, Center for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Emela Mujić-Skikić Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, Rashid Hospital
  • Ehlimana Pecar Polyclinic “Praxis”, Center for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Keywords: osteoarthritis, functional treatment, physical therapy procedures

Abstract

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a group of overlapping disorders, which may have different aetiology but similar biological, morphologic and clinical outcome. In osteoarthritis, process will not encompass the joint cartilage only, but the entire joint, including sub-hondral bone, ligaments, capsule, and sinovial membrane and surrounding muscles. Osteoarthritis is a multi-factor disorder of sinovial joints, which occurs as result of mechanical and biological factors, which destabilise normal hondrocyte function, partitioning of cartilage, extra-cellular matrix and sub-hondral bone. The earliest changes, which are restricted to the joint cartilage surface only, do not cause any subjective feeling. The pain in arthrosis occurs (or re-occurs) a bit later, Diagnosis will be determined based on clinical exam as well as signs and symptoms present. Symptomatic and functional treatment of osteoarthritis as one of rheumatic disorders must be taken throughout years, sometimes throughout a lifetime. It encompasses application of many medications and physical therapy procedures.

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Osteoarthritis, Application of Physical Therapy Procedures
Published
2008-08-20
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Avdić D, Pecar D, Mujić-SkikićE, Pecar E. Osteoarthritis, Application of Physical Therapy Procedures. Bosn J of Basic Med Sci [Internet]. 2008Aug.20 [cited 2020Dec.1];6(3):84-8. Available from: http://www.bjbms.org/ojs/index.php/bjbms/article/view/3151
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