Osteoarthritis: Causes, Mechanism, and Treatment


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Gina notices that whenever she gets up from sitting after a period of time she experiences stiffness in her knee, that is accompanied with a grinding sensation and noise. This is known as _____.

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1. Which of the following is NOT true regarding osteoarthritis?

2. How does osteoarthritis occur?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the enzymes responsible for degrading cartilage and the type of proteoglycan found in articular cartilage.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to evaluate your knowledge of:

  • Pro-inflammatory molecule implicated in OA
  • Enzymes responsible for degrading cartilage
  • Collagen most commonly found in articular cartilage
  • Most common type of proteoglycan found in articular cartilage
  • Osteoarthritis symptom that causes grinding sensations and noises

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related osteoarthritis lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding enzymes responsible for degrading cartilage
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about a pro-inflammatory molecule implicated in OA

Additional Learning

To learn more about osteoarthritis, review the lesson titled, Osteoarthritis: Causes, Mechanism, and Treatment. This lesson covers these objectives:

  • Identify what osteoarthritis is and who is affected by it
  • Review the reason that osteoarthritis occurs
  • Recall important terms such as proteoglycans, matrix metalloproteinases and ostephytes
  • Learn about the treatment and prevention of osteoarthritis