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Osteoarthritis: symptoms and nursing management

Osteoarthritis: symptoms and nursing management

VOL: 97, ISSUE: 32, PAGE NO: 34 Sarah Ryan, PhD, RGN, is consultant nurse in rheumatology, Haywood Hospital, North Staffordshire Hospital NHS Trust, Stoke-on-Trent Osteoarthritis used to be described as a wear-and-tear condition, but today it is more commonly referred to as joint failure. It is not simply an inevitable consequence of ageing but the reaction of a joint, or joints, to an insult or injury.

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