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Osteoarthritis of the knee in women.

Authors
Starz-TW; Schwerha-JJ; Vogt-MT
Source
Female Patient 2005 Aug; 30(7):40-44
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20033672
Abstract
Arthritic deterioration of the knee joint is not an inevitable consequence of aging, and knowing the female-specific differences in prevalence and risk factors can contribute significantly to effective management. Because KOA has several modifiable risk factors, interventions should target primary prevention - i.e., weight loss, directed physical activity, and repetitive stress reduction. Challenges include an appreciation of the spectrum from asymptomatic to severe, and selection of the most effective management approaches. Treatment plans, including pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic measures, should be assessed in the context of evidenced-based medicine. Specific evidence-based interventions have the potential to modify the burden of disease, as well as reduce health care costs.
Keywords
Humans; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Knee-disorders; Women
CODEN
FPPCE9
Publication Date
20050801
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2005
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T01-OH-008616
Issue of Publication
7
ISSN
0888-2398
Source Name
The Female Patient
State
PA
Performing Organization
University of Pittsburgh
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