Chronic osteomyelitis, a complicated infection of bones and joints,
usually occurs in adults and produces symptoms after several weeks.
The surgeon general’s report states that, by 2020, half of all
Americans aged ≥50 years will have weak bones unless they change their
diet and lifestyle.
Age-related changes of the foot and
manifestations of systemic disease cause problems including pain,
infection, and reduced range of motion.
Stress fractures are most common in the weight-bearing bones of the lower leg and foot, although they can occur elsewhere.
Paget’s disease of bone, also known as osteitis deformans
, is a
localized disorder of the skeletal system that is characterized by
increased bone turnover.
The primary objective of this study was to identify women not taking the recommended amount of supplements.
Each year, hip fractures contribute to more than 225,000
hospitalizations in Medicare recipients, and this number is expected to
double by the year 2040.
Osteophytes that develop on the heel of the foot (heel spurs) are particularly common.
Many experts predict an epidemic of hip fractures as the population
ages, and the CDC estimates that the number could reach 650,000 annually
(1,800/day) by 2050.
A multidisciplinary approach is essential, with a focus on the entire body rather than just the affected joint.
Common causes of tendon pain rarely have an inflammatory component.
Surgery to repair an injured or diseased knee joint is known as total knee replacement or total knee arthroplasty.
Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones that affects both men and women.
Osteomalacia is less common than osteoporosis, can be insidious, and may present comorbidly with osteoporosis.
Differentiation can be made between tenosynovitis, osteoarthritis at the thumb joint, or the presence of both disorders.
With the aging of the baby boomers, osteoporosis is looming as a major national epidemic.
Osteoporosis, known as the silent disease , can occur in all patients once their bones become thin and weak.
Arthritis and other rheumatic conditions are among the most common chronic diseases and represent the leading cause of disability among adults.