Turkish Journal of Geriatrics 2011 , Vol 14 (Supplement)
CLINICAL FINDINGS OF OSTEOARTHRITIS ACCORDING TO THE JOINTS
Merih SARIDOĞAN
İstanbul Üniversitesi Cerrahpaşa Tıp Fakültesi FTR Anabilim Dalı, İSTANBUL Osteoarthritis is the most frequent cause of rheumatic complaints. Its incidence rises with age. Both intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors promote its development. The joints most frequently affected by osteoarthritis are knees, hips, spine, distal and proximal interphalangial joints of the hands, fi rst carpometacarpal joint and fi rst metatarsophalengial joint. Typically OA presents as activity related or mechanical joint pain. Pain may occur with rest in advanced disease. Patients may also complain of reduced function, morning stiffness or stiffness after inactivity, swelling, crepitus reduced movement, deformity and when pain persists pain-relate psychological distress. Keywords : Musculoskeletal Disease, Arthiritis, Osteoarthritis