Friday, November 21, 2014

What is Osteoarthritis?

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Osteoarthritis is the degeneration of the cartilage in a joint.  That cartilage serves as a cushion between bones and the breakdown of this tissue leads to pain and inflammation.  Osteoarthritis is caused by both genetics and abuse to the cartilage in the joints from overuse, injury and obesity.

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Osteoarthritis (OA) is by far the most common joint disorder in the United States and throughout the world. It is a leading cause of pain and disability in the elderly, mostly because of its predilection for the weight-bearing joints. And so today I will talk about osteoarthritis in an important weight-bearing joint: the knee.   …

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