Osteoarthritis Executive Summary

Osteoarthritis Executive Summary - Osteoarthritis Senior...

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Osteoarthritis Senior Capstone Design Project Submitted to: Dr. Miguel Bagajewicz University of Oklahoma “The Hyaluronan Solution to a Devastating Problem” By: Chris Clark And Kim Fink Spring 2006
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Executive Summary The primary goal of this project was to create a treatment for osteoarthritis that is superior to those currently found on the market. There are nearly 23 million of people in the US alone that suffer from this degenerative joint disease, and this number is continually increasing. Although most people with osteoarthritis are over the age of 65, anyone is susceptible and can develop the disease for a number of reasons including impact injury, obesity, and genetic defects. The actual mechanism for the development of osteoarthritis is not fully understood but one thought is that the viscoelastic properties of synovial fluid, the fluid that separates the articular surfaces of the knee joint, are reduced. Since the actual cause of the disease is unknown, current treatments are not able
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