What does OA mean in medical terms?

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What does OA mean in medical terms?

The Joint Commission's Medical Abbreviations:

The Joint Commission has issued a list of approved medical abbreviations that has standardized the way that healthcare providers communicate. It is important before using an abbreviation to make sure that it is on this approved list in order to decrease the chances of a communication error.

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OA is the medical abbreviation for osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that occurs in the joints from a loss of cartilage. It is a...

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