INTRODUCTION: Osteoarthritis is an abnormality of the synovial joints characterized by softening, splitting and fragmentation of the articular cartilage not attributable to direct contact with inflammatory tissue. Osteoarthritis is the most common chronic joint condition in individuals over 65 years of age. Osteoarthritis accounts for 69 % of rheumatological disorders.
EPIDEMIOLOGY: As the age advances, the prevalence of osteoarthritis is also on the rise. Prevalence of osteoarthritis increases as the age advances affecting 58% men and 68% women above 65 years.
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