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How come osteoarthritis found mainly in the joints of fingers, spine, knees and hip?

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Dr. Meir Marmor
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: No one really knows!

No one really knows! For example why is OA so rare in the ankle? it is weight bearing and used all the time? For sure, weight bearing of the joint and range of motion of the joint play an important role.
Congenital (from birth / genetic) deformations of bones (common in the hip, knee, and spine) also play an important role.

In brief: No one really knows!

No one really knows! For example why is OA so rare in the ankle? it is weight bearing and used all the time? For sure, weight bearing of the joint and range of motion of the joint play an important role.
Congenital (from birth / genetic) deformations of bones (common in the hip, knee, and spine) also play an important role.
Dr. Meir Marmor
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