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Glossary

Idiopathic - Unknown cause

Hyper-Thyroidism - Over secretion of Thyroxin hormone from Thyroid glands

Obesity - Over weight

Occupational Strain - Discomfort arising from occupation

Crepitus - Abnormal sound heard on movement of a joint

Osteophyte - Abnormal bony outgrowths in the surface of osteoarthritic joint

NSAIDs - Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory drugs prescribed to resolve inflammation

Hydrocortisone - Steroid injection injected into joints

Replacement Arthroplasty - Surgical method of removing and replacing a joint or bone

Osteotomy - surgical method of cutting and removing affected bone

Short Wave Diathermy - Short wave diathermy is a device used in physiotherapy, where the heat obtained from short wave diathermic current is used to relieve pain and muscle tension

Wax Bath - Wax bath uses paraffin wax to relieve joint pain and stiffness in physiotherapy

Splint - Splints are devices, which supports and maintains the structures in corrected position.

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CHAITANYAchakravarthi

can any one post the drugs in pipeline for the oesteoarthritis

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If the xray shows that the bones are rubbing on each other then a joint replacement is the only option!

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