Osteoarthritis in the practice of a family doctor: differential diagnostic aspects

Prof. Korzh O.M., PHD Korzh I.V.*

Kharkiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education

*Sytenko Institute of Spine and Joint Pathology of National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine

Osteoarthritis is a serious interdisciplinary problem that is relevant for a number of clinical specialties: therapists, rheumatologists, orthopedists, professional pathologists. Modern research on this problem indicates the pronounced heterogeneity of osteoarthritis, associated with a variety of clinical forms and risk factors of the disease. Occupation can be a significant additional risk factor that contributes to the accelerated development of the disease, including after termination of contact with a harmful industrial factor. Comprehensive analysis of risk factors for the development and progression of osteoarthritis, including professional activity, is important from the point of view of prevention and treatment of the disease.

 Key words: osteoarthritis, diagnosis, family doctor.


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