The Musculoskeletal System
Musculoskeletal SystemCase Study: Osteoarthritisapprox 30 minMr. Filstrup is a 38-year-old man in overall good health who has been complaining about an aching pain in his knees when working around the house and often when simply walking. He has noticed that his knees feel hard and tight. His history indicates that he has always been involved in athletics and was on the college football team, but recently family responsibilities and work have not made it easy for him to exercise.Question 1Relate Mr. Filstrups case history to the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis.Answers may vary.Question 2How do anti-inflammatory drugs and analgesics help Mr. Filstrup deal with this form of arthritis? Why is moderate, nonweight-bearing exercise recommended?Answers may vary.Question 3What is the probable prognosis for Mr. Filstrup?