Arthritis that develops after joint injury: Is it post-traumatic arthritis or post-traumatic osteoarthritis?


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015. Arthritis that develops after joint injury, or post-traumatic arthritis (PTA), is increasingly recognized as an important contributor to the overall burden of arthritis. PTA is in many ways ideal for the study of development of arthritis. PTA has known joint involvement and time of onset; the onset of significant arthritis is often much more rapid than nontraumatic forms of osteoarthritis. However, PTA as a disease is relatively understudied compared to rheumatoid arthritis and nontraumatic osteoarthritis. Arthritis that develops following joint injury encompasses a variety of clinical conditions, some that are similar to osteoarthritis and others that have a more distinct inflammatory phase. We believe that the terms PTA and post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) are both valid in describing the clinical condition of arthritis that develops following joint injury.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Olson, SA; Guilak, F

Published Date

  • January 1, 2015

Book Title

  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Management

Start / End Page

  • 3 - 6

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781489976055

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-1-4899-7606-2_1

Citation Source

  • Scopus