Osteoarthritis or Osteoarthrosis: Commentary on Misuse of Terms
Medical terminology is an important tool for communication among medical practitioners, researchers, and scientists. The precise use of terms ensures a successful orientation in the field of medical practice contributing to the adequate treatment of patients.The subject of this commentary is the misuse of the terms “osteoarthritis” and “osteoarthrosis” in the specialty of orthopedic surgery. Contemporary literature, journals, media, etc., especially those in English language, are dominated by the use of the term “osteoarthritis” for the most common pathological condition, namely the degenerative joint disease.
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