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International Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Research

A Study of Biochemical Profile in Cases of Osteo-Arthritis

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Author Details: K. Maria Kumar, V. Nagamadhavi

Volume : 2

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2394-6377

Print ISSN : 2394-6369

Article First Page : 203

Article End Page : 209


Introduction: Osteo-arthritis is the most frequent cause of musculoskeletal disability. It is a common disorder of synovial joints characterised by destruction of hyaline articular cartilage, and reactive bone changes.
Aim: To show the relation between Osteo-arthritis and metabolic syndrome.
Materials and Methods: The components of metabolic syndrome like waist circumference, blood pressure, total triglycerides, HDL cholesterol and fasting glucose were measured.
Results: HDL cholesterol levels between controls and cases were found to be highly significant.
Conclusion: The present study shows that there is increased association of adversely changed components of metabolic syndrome with osteo-arthritis.

Key words: Osteo-arthritis, metabolic syndrome, lipid profile, HDL, triglycerides.