© Todd Buck
Description: Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that causes cartilage loss and potentially bone loss and/or bone spurs. Shown is an osteoarthritic knee joint, oral and topical NSAIDS to help control pain, steroid injection to reduce inflammation, and exercises to strengthen supporting muscles (shown are leg lifts and tai chi). This illustration was created for the cover of American Family Physician.
Keywords: Color, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Education, Patient Education, Disease Management, General Medicine, Orthopaedics, Physical Therapy