Surgical replacement of joint, for example, the hip and knee joint
Sodium urate crystals are deposited in the soft tissues of joints. Most often affects the joints of the feet, especially at the base of the big toe
An autoimmune disease in which the immune system of the body attacks its own tissue- in this case, its own cartilage and joint linings
A form of rheumatism in which the joints are swollen,stiff and painful
Any painful disorder of the supporting structures of the body- bones, ligaments, tendons, or muscles that is not caused by infection or injury
A degenerative joint disease in which joint cartilage is gradually lost
The forcible wrenching or twisting of a joint that stretches or tears its ligaments but does not dislocate the bones. Occurs when ligaments are stressed beyond their normal capacity
A stretched or partially torn muscle or muscle and tendon. It often occurs when a muscle contracts suddenly and powerfully- such as the leg muscle of sprinters when they spring from the blocks (often occurs in athletes)
Is the displacement of a bone from a joint with tearing of ligaments, tendons, and articular capsules.
An acute or chronic inflammation if a bursa, is usually caused by irritation from repeated, excessive exertion of a joint.