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How common is osteoarthritis in older adults?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Very Common

Its a normal part of aging however if you are a high level athlete you may have higher incidence of this as you age.

In brief: Very Common

Its a normal part of aging however if you are a high level athlete you may have higher incidence of this as you age.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Extremely

Most adults over 50 have some even if just showing signs of stiffness in the joints.

In brief: Extremely

Most adults over 50 have some even if just showing signs of stiffness in the joints.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Ronald Krinick
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: EXTREMELY

Oa is a wear and tear disease it happens to most of us.
It is genetically and environmentally variable.

In brief: EXTREMELY

Oa is a wear and tear disease it happens to most of us.
It is genetically and environmentally variable.
Dr. Ronald Krinick
Dr. Ronald Krinick
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