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What some of the causes degenerative arthritis?

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Dr. Robert Levine
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Many possible causes

Obesity is a factor in oa.
In the spine smoking is a factor. There are structural factors - if you have bowed legs or knocked knees you have a higher risk of oa. Prior injury, especially if it involves a joint, is a factor. A malunion of a fracture could lead to oa. Overuse and microtrauma may be a factor. Inflammatory disease can lead to degenerative joint disease. And, of course, there are gene.

In brief: Many possible causes

Obesity is a factor in oa.
In the spine smoking is a factor. There are structural factors - if you have bowed legs or knocked knees you have a higher risk of oa. Prior injury, especially if it involves a joint, is a factor. A malunion of a fracture could lead to oa. Overuse and microtrauma may be a factor. Inflammatory disease can lead to degenerative joint disease. And, of course, there are gene.
Dr. Robert Levine
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Dr. Audie Rolnick
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: See below

Age, weight, post traumatic, wear and tear, overweight, genetics.

In brief: See below

Age, weight, post traumatic, wear and tear, overweight, genetics.
Dr. Audie Rolnick
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