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What is osteoarthritis?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Wear and tear

It is what we call a wear and tear arthritis.
We all get some form of osteoarthritis where joints get worn down with time.

In brief: Wear and tear

It is what we call a wear and tear arthritis.
We all get some form of osteoarthritis where joints get worn down with time.
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Thank
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Osteoarthritis is a

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints.
Simply stated it is wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs and deformity may ensue. And it starts to hurt.

In brief: Osteoarthritis is a

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints.
Simply stated it is wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs and deformity may ensue. And it starts to hurt.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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