Quick Facts

Did you know that there are over 100 different forms of arthritis?

Arthritis is a group of conditions involving damage to the joints of the body. The most common form is the osteoarthritis, which is a result of trauma to the joint, infection of the joint, or age. Other arthritis forms are rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis, autoimmune diseases in which the body attacks itself. Septic arthritis is caused by joint infection. Gouty arthritis is caused by deposition of uric acid crystals in the joint, causing inflammation. There is also an uncommon form of gout caused by the formation of rhomboid crystals of calcium pyrophosphate. This gout is known as pseudogout.

Traces of osteoarthritis

Did you know that dinosaurs are the first living thing that showed evidence of primary ankle or kaki osteoarthritis? However, the frist known traces of human arthritis dated back as far as 4500 BC. In early reports, arthritis was frequently referred to as the most common ailment of prehistoric peoples. It was noted in skeletal remains of Native Americans found in Tennessee and parts of what is now Olathe, Kansas. Evidence of arthritis has been found throughout history, from Ötzi, a mummy (circa 3000 BC) found along the border of modern Italy and Austria, to the Egyptian mummies circa 2590 BC.

Viscosupplementation

Viscosupplementation is a procedure in which hyaluronic acid is injected into a joint. This is one of the accepted treatment methods for osteoarthritis. Studies have shown that viscosupplementation may provide for better joint lubrication, improves the shock absorbing of the joint, has pain relief properties, and may have chondro-protective functions.

 
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This 2015 AOJR wants to talk to you and your community about arthritis. Take part and join us in  promoting awareness about the social, emotional and health impact of arthritis as well as its evidence based treatments. Help us improve lives by creating awareness. You can contact us by calling 710-8292 or email us at jointspecialists@aojr.ph 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Who else but our patients can testify to AOJR’s expertise in joint replacement surgery and how we helped improve their lives. Here are what some of our patients have to say:

 

Alcera" After the operation, I thought I wouldn't be ableto enjoy the same lifestyle as I had before. I was wrong, It's amazing how I can still enjoy activites likes dancing and aerobics."

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