Frontiers in Arthritis

Frontiers in Arthritis

Volume: 1

Management of Osteoarthritis - A Holistic View

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Pathology of Osteoarthritis

Pp. 3-9 (7)

Carmen Frias Kletecka

Abstract

The pathology of osteoarthritis is extremely complex and multifactorial. Recent technological advances have allowed the identification of specific genes and genetic alterations which have helped to elucidate some intricacies involved in the molecular basis of disease development and progression. Known factors and key recent discoveries in pathogenesis, plus typical gross and histologic pathologic findings are described in this chapter.

Keywords:

Degenerative joint disease, Gene, Genetic, Gross, Histology, Microscopic, Molecular, Morphology, Osteoarthritis, Pathology.

Affiliation:

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Department of Genetics, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA.