Rheumatoid arthritis

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(RA; Arthritis, Rheumatoid)

Rheumatoid Arthritis – Definition

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease. It causes pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of function in the joints. RA usually affects the same joint on both sides of the body. It occurs mostly in the:

  • Fingers
  • Wrists
  • Elbows
  • Shoulders
  • Jaw
  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Toes

Paget’s Disease

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(Osteitis Deformans)

Paget’s Disease – Definition

Paget’s disease is a chronic condition that results in enlarged and deformed bones. Although any bone in the body may be affected, the most common sites are the spine, skull, pelvis, thighs, and lower legs. The disease does not usually spread to other normal bones.

Osteomyelitis

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Osteomyelitis – Definition

Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone. The infection may be:

  • Acute (for a short time)
  • Chronic (lasting over a long period of time)

In adults, the pelvis and vertebrae (bone of the back) are the most common sites. In children, the long bones are most likely to be affected. These are found in arms and legs.

Osteomyelitis – Causes

This infection can occur as a result of an injury to the bone, or an infection in the body carried by the blood.

Osteoarthritis

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(Degenerative Joint Disease; Arthritis, Osteo-)

Osteoarthritis – Definition

Osteoarthritis is the breakdown of cartilage in the joints. This is followed by chronic inflammation of the joint lining. Healthy cartilage is a cushion between the bones in a joint. Osteoarthritis usually affects the hands, feet, spine, hips, and knees. People with osteoarthritis usually have joint pain and limited movement of the affected joint.