Osteoarthritis: Test your skills with these 5 questions
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Robert J. Lorinser, MD, is a Regional Medical Officer for the Foreign Service, US Department of State, in Baghdad, Iraq. He previously worked as a hospitalist at Marquette General Health System in Marquette, Michigan, and had been the Assistant Director of the Family Practice Residency Program at Marquette General Hospital. Dr. Lorinser is also a faculty member of the National Family Medicine Board Review course.

Question 1 of 5

All of the following statements are true about the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis (OA) EXCEPT:

It is simply a “wear and tear” process.

Risk factors include aging, joint injury, obesity, and genetics.

X-rays may be normal despite significant pain from OA early in the process.

Current treatments for OA are directed to controlling pain, and none have been proven to alter the progression of the disease.

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