Geriatric Illnesses Archives - Rheumatology Advisor

Geriatric Illnesses

A ring-like swelling towards the fingertip, common in individuals with osteoarthritis, which is formed by a lump of cartilage-covered bone around the terminal joint. Osteoarthritis most commonly affects the elderly.

Arthritis Classifications

Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints. The condition occurs when cartilage that normally protects the joints breaks down, causing the bones to rub together. This results in pain, swelling, stiffness, and limited motion. As many as 37 million Americans have arthritis with etiologies ranging from autoimmune disorders to infection to general wear…