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Osteoarthritis treatment: Decreasing pain, improving mobility

Saccomano, Scott J., PhD, RN, GNP-BC

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000544281.05010.86
Feature: OSTEOARTHRITIS

Abstract: Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common articular disease. The condition results in bone-on-bone contact, stiffness, pain, and decreased mobility. By the year 2050, 40 million individuals will be severely disabled because of OA, and there will be over 130 million individuals suffering from OA worldwide.

Osteoarthritis is the most common articular disease. The condition results in bone-on-bone contact, stiffness, pain, and decreased mobility. By the year 2050, 40 million individuals will be severely disabled because of osteoarthritis, and there will be over 130 million individuals suffering from osteoarthritis worldwide.

Scott J. Saccomano is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington College of Health and Human Services School of Nursing, Wilmington, N.C.

The author has disclosed no financial relationships related to this article.

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