What is Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is a common degenerative disorder of the articular cartilage associated with hypertrophic bone changes. Risk factors include genetics, female sex, past trauma, advancing age, and obesity.
How is Osteoarthritis Diagnosed?
The diagnosis of osteoarthritis is based on a history of joint pain worsened by movement, which can lead to disability in activities of daily living, affecting more than 300 million people worldwide, osteoarthritis (OA) is common and difficult to manage. Although osteoarthritis can involve any joint, the knee, hip, and hand are most affected.