Panayappan L has completed his PhD from Jadavpur University, India. He is a professor,\r\nDept. of Pharmacy Practice, St. James College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chalakudy,\r\nKerala, India. He has published more than 30 papers in reputed journals and has been serving\r\nas a Reviewer and Advisory Board Member in several pharmacy Journals.\r\firstname.lastname@example.org
The aim of study is to find out the correlation between osteoarthritis and body mass index in\r\nthe patient admitted in orthopaedic department. This is a prospective observational study\r\nconducted among osteoarthritis patients in orthopaedic department of tertiary care hospital\r\nfrom September 2016 to June 2017. A total of 100 patients were included in the study based\r\non the inclusion criteria, that is patient diagnosed with osteoarthritis got admitted to\r\northopaedic department of age group above 18 years. BMI of the patient, risk factors, number\r\nof joints involved, prescribing pattern in the patients was determined. Correlation between\r\nBMI and osteoarthritis were determined by using statistical method. Forty five percent (45%)\r\nof the study population was belonging to the age group of 61-70 years. In case of gender 85%\r\nof patients were female. In this study, 45% of study subjects were comes under in overweight\r\ncategory. In other risk factors physical activity and previous history injury are more\r\nprevalent. Among monotherapy of NSAID, 49.15% prescription were prescribed with\r\netoricoxib. Among combination therapy of NSAID, lornoxicam and piroxicam combination\r\nwere commonly used. From statistical work study shows that there is positive correlation\r\nbetween age and gender, but it shows a negative correlation with BMI. The study concludes\r\nthat, OA is positively correlated with age and gender and is negatively correlated with BMI.\r\nOA frequency increases with age mainly due to ageing affects the ability of joint to protect\r\nitself from biochemical stress, also due to changes in articular cartilage.