Discussion Post: Osteoarthritis Treatment

Discussion Post: Osteoarthritis Treatment

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Discussion Post: Osteoarthritis Treatment

According to the National Institutes of Health, osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and affects approximately 27 million Americans. Research and report on what OA is, why it is so prevalent in our society, who’s at risk and what the long-term complications are. There are a number of treatment options for OA, from over the counter (OTC) to prescription medications, physical therapy, surgery, joint replacement and alternative therapies (such as chiropractic care and acupuncture) – each with their own benefits and side effects.

What is the best treatment option for OA for a 50-year-old individual who has moderate osteoarthritis in a knee joint with no torn cartilage or ligament damage? Please be specific with your treatment recommendations and justify your reasoning and advice with your research and pros/cons of your therapies. Is there one that is better over the other?

ESSAY GUIDELINES -:

Write a 1000-1500-word essay addressing each of the following points. Be sure to completely answer all the questions for each bullet point. There should be two main sections, one for each bullet below. Separate each section in your paper with a clear heading that allows your professor to know which bullet you are addressing in that section of your paper.

Support your ideas with at least three (3) sources using citations in your essay. Make sure to cite using the APA writing style for the essay. The cover page and reference page in correct APA do not count towards the minimum word amount. Review the rubric criteria for this assignment.

Length: 1000-1500 words; answers must thoroughly address the prompts in a clear, concise manner.

Evaluation Criteria for Paper

(10%) Resources used as rationale for approaches and as sources of content

_____ 5. (20%) write paper in a scholarly manner
(4%) Format includes title page, body of paper, & reference page, with pages numbered

_____ 5. (20%) Write the Paper in a scholarly manner
(4%) Format includes title page, body of paper, & reference page, with pages numbered