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Adult Hip / Pelvis Osteoarthritis
Home » Conditions » Adult Hip / Pelvis Conditions & Treatments » Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis, also known as "wear and tear" arthritis, is a progressive disease of the joints.

Cause

With osteoarthritis, the articular cartilage that covers the ends of bones in the joints gradually wears away. Where there was once smooth articular cartilage that made the bones move easily against each other when the joint bent and straightened, there is now a frayed, rough surface. Joint motion along this exposed surface is painful.

Osteoarthritis usually develops after many years of use. It affects people who are middle-aged or older. Other risk factors for osteoarthritis include obesity, previous injury to the affected joint, and family history of osteoarthritis.

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As a prior family physician, Dr. Weis brings a unique perspective to the highly technical field of modern-day spine surgery. Although years of specialized training and practice have passed since his early days in medicine, Dr. Weis continues to offer comprehensive and personal care typified by a family physician to his sub-specialty practice.

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