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    Why Is Arthritis Important?

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    caused by the wear and tear of cartilage, causing the bone to be exposed, causing pain (Frequently Asked Questions). Currently, there is no good solution for this type of arthritis. Knee replacements can have very long recovery times, and can be unreliable, and be non-living materials. Recovery times can range from a few days to weeks depending on how fast the patient gets better through therapy. (Mayo Clinic Staff, Knee Replacement and Cluett). I believe the technology used to print other body parts could be used for arthritis. There is not yet anyone that is developing cartilage for joints. Currently, the only development in cartilages is in the ears, nose, and similar body parts. The cartilage in our joints, known as articular cartilage is different from the cartilages found in our ears and noses. Articular cartilage is meant to provide a smooth lubricated surface for movement with minimal friction and provide a type of shock absorber to prevent our bones from breaking. This type of cartilage has extremely limited abilities to repair itself. The cartilage also has no blood vessels, nerves, or lymphatics, making it different from other cartilages (Fox, et al.). Other donated or cartilage taken from the patient’s body cannot be used for various reasons, such as cartilage from other parts of the body not being strong enough, or cartilage donated by others can only be placed in minimally damaged areas. Another problem is that just placing cartilage in the joint doesn’t create…

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    What Is Achondroplasia?

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    most cases it streams from having a mutation randomly occur in the FGFR3 gene later in life. FGFR3 protein has many versions, which are found in different areas of the body. Many of these proteins are found in the cells that forms bone. FGFR3 is believed to regulate bone growth. Age can effects the mutation, therefore someone who develops achondroplasia later in life could pass a less severe case to their children. “Achondroplasia means without cartilage formation”(3), and is a Greek word.…

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    Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative condition of articular cartilage in joints commonly affecting the knees (Sinusas 2012) and slowly develops over many years resulting from mechanical stress (Kisner and Colby 2003). Unfortunately, the risk of developing OA increases with several factors including genetics, increasing age, obesity and female gender (Sinusas 2012). OA causes pain and stiffness in the joints however it is an incurable disease and therefore physiotherapy treatment should focus on…

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    Diathermy is a medical treatment using the production of heat in a part of the body by high-frequency electric currents to stimulate the circulation, relieve pain, destroy unhealthy tissue or cause bleeding vessels to clot. Diathermy has positive effects for osteoarthritis due to the biological effects of the condition. Osteoarthritis is a degeneration of joint cartilage and the underlying bone. This usually effects the hip, knee and thumb joints. Osteoarthritis is one of the most common…

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    Yoga Therapy

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    The independent variable is something that does not depend on that of another (“Independent-variable”). This makes osteoarthritis the independent variable because despite the therapy used and previous patients’ health related quality of life each participant would still suffer from osteoarthritis. The dependent variable is controlled by the value of the independent variable (“Dependent-variable”). The quality of life of the participants can be affected by osteoarthritis. While osteoarthritis is…

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    “fish-scale” appearance when viewed under the microscope. This can be diagnosed by bone biopsy. Whether this form is inherited in a dominant or recessive manner is unknown, but researchers believe the mode of inheritance is most likely recessive. Eight people with this type of OI have been identified (Osteogenisis Imperfecta Foundation). Type VII is the first described case that resembled Type IV OI in many aspects of appearance and symptoms. In other instances the appearance and symptoms are…

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    her knees and fingers. The physician diagnosed the woman with osteoarthritis (OA). Osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease, is considered one of the most globally prevalent rheumatoid disorders (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 2014a). This specific type of arthritis is an asymmetric, metabolic disorder of the synovial joints and articular cartilage. According to Porth (2015), clients diagnosed with osteoarthritis will manifest symptoms such as restricted range of…

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    Specialised Nerve Impulses

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    connects and separates tissues or organs, it is also responsible for providing structure for example it keeps the body’s shape and helps them stay strong. The connective tissues consist of a matrix, living cells and dead substances, this is known as the ground substance; the ground substance is usually a protein and mineral. The main cell of the connective tissue is the fiboblast, which makes fibre that is found in almost all connective tissue, it can carry out mitosis and can synthesis the…

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    As the body age’s, different ailments and diseases seem to creep in and attach itself to joints, ligaments, and bones. One such disease is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a degeneration of joint and cartilage and the underlying bone. This is more common in the middle age onward. This disease causes pain and stiffness in the joint if affects. The joints it affects is the hip, knee, and thumb joints (USA.GOV, 2015). Therefore, “Evidence-based clinical guidelines: A New System to Better Determine…

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    Microfracture Surgery

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    arthroscopic knee surgery. To commence surgery, a surgeon will make an incision ¼ inch wide into a patient’s knee. Arthroscopy is then inserted through the incision to aid the surgeon during the procedure so the surgeon can see around and work on the joint (Knee Microfracture Surgery, 2016). Next, all loose or damaged cartilage is removed from the area. In a practical operation the size of the area should be less than 2 centimeters in diameter supported by healthy cartilage. New cartilage growth…

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