oa South African Medical Journal - Osteoarthritis in the Bantu
|Article Title||Osteoarthritis in the Bantu|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Non-European Hospital, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Aug 1920|
|Pages||267 - 268|
|Keyword(s)||Bantu, Chronic joint disease, Foci of infection, Liver dysfunction, Osteoarthritis and Venereal disease|
The large number of cases of mono-osteoarthritis in the young adult Bantu has been noted. The importance of this type of arthritis, in. view of its serious social and economic effects and its post-traumatic nature, are emphasized. The necessity for extending and ï¿½specializing"" the treatment of bone and joint injuries in the Bantu is urged. A simple form of palliative but helpful treatment is suggested. The etiology of this type of arthritis is discussed.
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