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  • 1. Osteoarthritis Presented by: Bailey Shupe 11 January 2010 Biotechnology PM
  • 2. What is Osteoarthritis? What part of the body does it affect? Who does this disease affect?
  • 3. “ Evidence of primary ankle (kaki) osteoarthritis has been discovered in dinosaurs, the first known traces of human arthritis date back as far as 4500 BC” [3].  Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that is extremely painful in progressed cases [2].  The cartilage in the joint starts to wear down, and in a knee, the cartilage is a crucial part of compact and friction [4].  BACKGROUND “ Osteoarthritis affects nearly 21 million people in the US” [1].
  • 4. Symptoms Joint stiffness Pain Tenderness Limited Range of Motion (ROM) Swelling Bony protrusions Crunchy noises when moved(Palpable)
  • 5. Treatments 1) Pain Relievers (NSAID’s) NSAID’s -Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug Examples: Celebrex, Naproxen, Ibuprofen or Tylenol 3) Arthroplasty The name for a total knee, or joint replacement [5].  This surgery is only recommended if the patient has severe, intolerable pain, and is significantly limiting the knee from movement 2) Arthroscopy A surgery that is small and uses a telescope, called an Arthroscope. Doctors can see how advanced the osteoarthritis is and can cut down the dead or torn away cartilage in the knee.
  • 6. Pictures Arthroscopy Arthroplasty Celebrex
  • 7. Testimonies of Bruce Weber (My Dad) Q: What kinds of medications did you take for the pain? A: “Celebrex was the one that worked the best.” Q: How many surgeries have you had? What kinds? A: “5…3 arthroscopies and 2 knee replacements.” Q: What was the worst surgery you’ve had? A: “Knee replacements.” Q: How big are your scars from the Arthroscopy? Knee replacements? A: “About 1 inch and 6 inches” Q: Would you recommend anything to someone who might be having troubles with this disease right now? A: “Exercise! Learn exercises that are good for the knees that will strengthen them before surgery and in general. Lose extra weight to keep impact low and the pain down.”
  • 8. Cost of Treatment With the insurance that my dad has, the two knee replacements only cost him around $7,000 altogether and the medications were costing him around $600 a year making his grand total in a year only $7,600. If a person does not have insurance, the medication would probably be around $50 more a year ($650) and the surgeries would be around $34,000 each. This person’s grand total would be around$68,650 for a year. GET INSURANCE!!
  • 9. References
    • “ Arthritis”.  Wikipedia.com.  23 November 2009. 
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthritis#History
    • Buchanan, Watson W., Walter F. Kean and Robert Kean.  “History and Current Status of Osteoarthritis”.  Inflammopharmalcology .  30 December 2004.  23 November 2009. http://www.springerlink.com/content/gd3rv04d8 bj4d34
    • 3) “Celebrex Lawsuit”.  Celebrex .  23 November
    • 2009.  http://celebrexlawsuit.lawinfo.com/
    • “ Knee Replacement Cost”.  Cost Helper .  23 November 2009.  http://www.costhelper.com/cost/health/kne e-replacement.html
    • “ Statistics about Osteoarthritis.”  Wrong Diagnosis .  Health Grades Inc.  23 November 2009.  http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/o/osteoart hritis/stats.htm