Joints Problems among Patients With Diabetes Mellitus Attending To Al-Hilla Teaching Hospital In Hilla City
Keywords:joint problems, diabetes mellitus, Al-Hilla teaching hospital, Babil province.
Introduction: The prevalence of diabetes for all age groups worldwide was estimated to be increasing .
This will inevitably result in an increasing prevalence of the diabetes and associated conditions including
rheumatic manifestations ,especially Osteoarthritis (OA) , and the high rate of disability related to disease
make it a leading cause of disability in the elderly Method: the cross - sectional survey was conducted in
Al-Hilla teaching hospital department of orthopedic surgery in Hilla city during the period March 2015 to 31
December 2017. 300 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus was selected non randomly 150 males and 150
females between ages 39 – 77years to show the prevalence of osteoarthrosis among type 2 D.M patients in
relation to sex, duration of D.M and body mass index. Results: the occurrence of osteoarthrosis among D.M
patients was 30%. Osteoarthrosis was statistically significant (P=0.0003). In D.M patients with BMI more
than 25 (48%). Osteoarthrosis was found more in patients with long duration of D.M which was statistically
significant (P=0.001) since more than 15 years duration was 52% of D.M patients while duration of less
than 5 years was 8%. Conclusion: OA in diabetic patients is common and it’s more prevalent in obese and
in female DM with long duration of disease.
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