Lokesh S
Neurosurgery

What is Osteoarthritis?


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Lokesh S
Neurosurgery

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and occurs when the protective cartilage covering the ends of bones wears down over time.It can involve any joint in the body but most commonly affected joints are hands, knees, hips and spine.


Lokesh S
Neurosurgery

Osteoarthritis is chronic, degenerative disorder results from the biochemical breakdown of cartilage in the synovial joints.

Osteoarthritis is classed as either primary or as secondary to a diagnosed cause.

Primary Osteoarthritis:

This is the most commonly diagnosed form of OA and is considered to occur largely due to “wear and tear” over time. People tend to develop this type of OA starting from the age of 55 or 60.

Secondary Osteoarthritis:

This form of osteoarthritis results secondary to significant trauma, congenital joint abnormalities, metabolic defects (eg, Wilson disease), infections, diseases (eg, neuropathic), and disorders that alter the normal structure and function of cartilage (eg, Rheumatoid Arthritis, gout).