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  • Osteoarthritis (OA)?

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis. It’s also known as degenerative joint disease or “wear and tear” arthritis.

    In patients with osteoarthritis, the cartilage within a joint breaks down, causing changes in the underlying bone. Over time, a patient experiences worsening joint pain, swelling and stiffness. Some people are able to function well, while others find it difficult to do daily tasks. Orthopedics Now

    The most commonly affected joints include the:

    • Hands (most often the ends of the fingers and base/ends of the thumbs)
    • Hips
    • Knees
    • Neck
    • Lower back
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    <p>Dr. John Watterson, MD, FRCPC, discusses diagnosis and symptoms of osteoarthritis.</p>

    Dr. John Watterson, MD, FRCPC, discusses diagnosis and symptoms of osteoarthritis.

  • What is Osteoarthritis

    Osteoarthritis is most common in people who are 50 years or older. It’s more common in women than in men. Other risk factors for OA include:

    • Being overweight or obese
    • Joint injury
    • Excessive use of a joint
                                      

    The changes in joints caused by osteoarthritis can often be identified in x-ray images.

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