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Describe inflammatory joint symptoms: extent of AM stiffness, pain, weakness, fatigue?
AM stiffness > 1 hour
Pain persists at rest
Often pronounced weakness
Often severe fatigue - onset early afternoon
Describe mechanical joint disease symptoms: extent of AM stiffness, pain, weakness, fatigue?
Brief AM stiffness
Pain on use, relieved by rest
Mild, localized weakness
No fatigue
Describe inflammatory joint disease signs: joint tenderness, swelling, heat/erythema, crepitus, and bony spurs?
Common joint tenderness
Common swelling, thickened synovium
Common heat
Fine to medium crepitus
Uncommon bony spurs
Describe mechanical joint disease signs: joint tenderness, swelling, heat/erythema, crepitus, and bony spurs?
Milder joint tenderness
Uncommon swelling
Heat/erythema uncommon
Medium to coarse crepitus
Bony spurs very common
Contrast joint fluid of inflammatory vs non-inflammatory joint disease in terms of: WBCs, polys. give examples?
Inflammatory (RA): WBCs 5000-75000, polys >50%
Noninflammatory (Osteoarthritis, trauma, SLE): WBCs <200, polys <25%