Decision Considerations - Aerospace Medical Dispositions
Item 43. Spine and other Musculoskeletal - Arthritis

Common Conditions and Course of Action

Disease/Condition Class Evaluation Data Disposition
Osteoarthritis and variants on PRN NSAIDS only All Symptoms are well controlled with no persistent daily symptoms and no functional limitations Issue - warn for changes in condition or additional medication use
Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Variants on meds other than NSAIDS All Review a current status report to include functional status (degree of impairment as measured by strength, range of motion, pain), medications with side effects and all pertinent medical reports See Arthritis Worksheet (PDF). If airman meets all certification criteria - Issue.

All others require FAA Decision. Submit all evaluation data.

Initial Special Issuance - Requires FAA Decision

Followup Special
- See AASI Protocol