Osteoarthritis and Crystalline Induced Arthritis

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Osteoarthritis and Crystalline Induced Arthritis

Diagnosis of Arthritis“Arthralgia” = Pain in a joint“Arthritis” = Pain with motion or pressureDiagnostic Approach1. Inflammatory vs Non-Inflammatory2. Number of joints involved3. Pattern of joint involvement (eg.symmetric vs asymmetric)4. Timing of Symptoms (when, duration,relation to activity)

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