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What Is Osteoarthritis? - What Causes Osteoarthritis?

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases National Institutes of Health


Osteoarthritis Page 1 Osteoarthritis Fast Facts • OA is the most common form of joint disease in humans and is a leading cause of disability among the elderly.

REVIEW ARTICLE Osteoarthritis of the Wrist

REVIEW ARTICLE Osteoarthritis of the Wrist KristaE. Weiss, Craig M. Rodner, MD From HarvardCollege, Cambridge, MA and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT.


2 Did you know? There are over 140 different types of arthritis. The most common is osteoarthritis (OA). Arthritis affects one in six New Zealanders over the age of 15 years.


Osteoarthritis Degenerative joint disease, OA, Osteoarthrosis Piedad Suarez, DDS •Osteoarthritis is characterized by degeneration of cartilage and its underlying bone within a joint as well as bony overgrowth.

Choosing Pain Medicine for Osteoarthritis

Fast Facts on Pain Relievers ■* Acetaminophen (Tylenol®) works on mild pain and has fewer risks than other pain pills. ■* Prescription (Rx) pain relievers may work better than over-the­ counter (OTC) pain pills.

Osteoarthritis: the care and management of osteoarthritis in ...

Issue date: February 2008 NICE clinical guideline 59 Developed by the National Collaborating Centre for Chronic Conditions Osteoarthritis The care and management of osteoarthritis in adults

Osteoarthritis of the Knee

April 2009 Osteoarthritis of the Knee A Guide for Adults Treatments for osteoarthritis of the knee can help reduce pain. They can also help you stay active.

Osteoarthritis of the Hand

What is it? Arthritis literally means "inflamed joint". Normally a joint consists of two smooth, cartilage-covered bone surfaces that fit together as a matched set and that move smoothly against one other.


RISK FACTORS RISK FACTORS • Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. In the U.S., about 12.1% of Americans (21 million people) age 25 and older have osteoarthritis.