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Which of the following characteristics of stromelysin is incorrect?
Belongs to the family of proteolytic enzymes called metalloproteinases
Secreted by chondrocytes
Inhibited by Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinase
Inhibited by plasmin
Degrades cartilage and is thought to play a role in degenerative joint disease
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Which of the following is a characteristic change in cartilage involved in moderate osteoarthritis?
Decreased thickness of subchondral bone
Decreased chondrocyte activity
Increased proteoglycan quantity
Increased water content
Increased collagen quantity
HPI - Chronic low back pain
If performing a THA, what would be your surgical approach?
HPI - Long h/o right hip pain
Right leg always “a little short”
Tried PT / injections / NSAIDS without success
What is your major concern going into surgery?
HPI - Evaluated by rheumatology, dx’d with scleroderma
Started on Methotrexate daily
What would be your surgical approach?