A CASE REPORT ON STUDY OF CONSERVATIVE MANAGEMENT OF OSTEOARTHRITIS, A COMMON MUSCULO SKELETAL PROBLEM IN A COMMUNITY AT A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL

G. Sudhakara Rao*, G. Sandeep Kumar
2019 Zenodo  
It is an observational prospective study and the study was planned and carried out for a period of six months and 152 cases were collected. All the patients were systematically interviewed, and their socio-demographic details were noted. In this study, we have collected 152 cases of osteoarthritis. Among 152 cases observed males 36 (23.6%) females 116(76.3%). Out of which 22 were smokers and 132 were nonsmokers and DM were 29, Hypertension were 25 and thyroid were 23. And people between the age
more » ... ple between the age 41-50 are mostly affected with osteoarthritis and followed by 51-60 of age i.e. 38.8% and 26.3% respectively, 62.4% were prescribed with analgesics and 49% using NSAIDS, 81% were prescribed with calcium supplements, 55.7% were prescribed with antibiotics, and 49.8% were prescribed with steroids. Four main strategies for the conservative treatment of osteoarthritis exist that must be used before indicating surgical treatment are medical treatment, physical medicine, intra-articular injections and self-management education programs.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.2589036 fatcat:gdfjv4gdxfbwxkuwqdlcsb4vwy