Alright, we've come to the end.
A few quick review questions.
Again, I'll ask a question,
feel free to pause the screen
and unpause it when you're
ready to hear the answer.
Features that suggest osteoarthritis as the cause
of joint pain include all of the following except:
Alright, so an arthrocentesis
yielding 12,300 white blood cells?
That should absolutely be a red
flag that this is not osteoarthritis
but let's just look at the
other ones just to be sure
Morning stiffness for less than 30 minutes, that's
a very good example of an osteoarthritic joint,
pain that worsens with
activity, that's a classic feature
and inflammatory joint by the
way tends to get better with activity.
Involvelment of the PIP and DIP
joints, also a feature of osteoarthritis
and the absence of systemic symptoms should steer
you away from autoimmune or rheumatologic diseases
to thinking about osteoartritis.
So for sure, number one, is
the answer to this question.
And I think that's it for osteoarthritis.