Osteoarthritis Case Study Case Study: Osteoarthritis Mr. Filstrup is a 38-year-old man in overall good health who has been complaining about an aching pai

Osteoarthritis Case Study Case Study: Osteoarthritis

Mr. Filstrup is a 38-year-old man in overall good health who has been complaining about an aching pain in his knees when working around the house and often when simply walking. He has noticed that his knees feel “hard” and tight. His history indicates that he has always been involved in athletics and was on the college football team, but recently family responsibilities and work have not made it easy for him to exercise.

Question 1

Relate Mr. Filstrup’s case history to the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis.

Question 2

How do anti-inflammatory drugs and analgesics help Mr. Filstrup deal with this form of arthritis? Why is moderate, non–weight-bearing exercise recommended?

Question 3

What is the probable prognosis for Mr. Filstrup?

Case Study: Prostate Cancer

Mr. Rader, age 52 years, is undergoing a routine physical examination for his employer. During palpation of the prostate, the physician noted a hard nodule on the gland’s periphery. Lab tests revealed an elevated PSA level. The remainder of the examination did not reveal any other abnormalities.

Question 1

Using the information given, discuss the presentation of cancer of the prostate.

Question 2

Discuss the predisposing factors for prostate cancer and identify the high-risk groups.

Question 3

Discuss the variation in the growth and course of this type of cancer.

Question 4

Discuss how the decision to treat or not to treat is made early in the course of prostate cancer.

Question 5

If metastasis occurs, what additional manifestations will occur, and how will they be treated?

Assignment Guidelines:

This assignment must be in APA format: Times Roman 12 font, double spaced, and include title and reference page.
The assignment must be in paragraph form using complete sentences and avoiding bullet points and numbered list.
Use a Level 1 heading to separate your sections (Page 62 of the APA Publication Manual).
Title and reference pages do not count toward the total word or page count.
At least two outside sources must be referenced and cited in the paper (resources MUST be peer reviewed from the last 5 years)
Minimum of 400 WORDS PER CASE STUDY
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