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Please describe to me what osteoarthritis is?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Degeneration

in the joints of your body due to wear and tear, injury or even previous surgery in the area.

In brief: Degeneration

in the joints of your body due to wear and tear, injury or even previous surgery in the area.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
Thank
Dr. Alfred Kim
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Wear and tear

Osteoarthritis (aka degenerative joint disease) occurs when the cartilage lining the bones in the joint wear out, leading to bone on bone contact and pain.
Virtually everyone older than 50 has this, and younger people can also get it if they are in physically demanding or highly repetitive jobs.

In brief: Wear and tear

Osteoarthritis (aka degenerative joint disease) occurs when the cartilage lining the bones in the joint wear out, leading to bone on bone contact and pain.
Virtually everyone older than 50 has this, and younger people can also get it if they are in physically demanding or highly repetitive jobs.
Dr. Alfred Kim
Dr. Alfred Kim
Thank