Osteoarthritis

Duration

< 15 mins

Profession

Physician

# of Credits

0.0

Accreditation

N/A

Expiry Date

2020-01-31

Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common chronic health conditions and a leading cause of pain and disability among adults. OA was previously believed be part of the natural process of aging. However, although age is a risk factor, several other factors also contribute to OA risk; these include obesity, joint stress, female gender, and genetic susceptibility. Furthermore, there are several differences between aging cartilage and joint cartilage in OA, suggesting that OA is a distinct disease, and not simply a consequence of aging.

Unaccredited

Anthony Albers(MD CM, FRCPC)

Hugo Hébert(MD)

Jahed Khoshnood(BSc, PharmD, RPh)



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