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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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Stephen P. Falatyn, M.D.

STEPHEN P. FALATYN, M.D.

A graduate of Cornell Medical College, Dr. Stephen Falatyn completed two spine fellowships, the first at Thomas Jefferson University and the second at Temple University. His practice specializes in complex reconstructions for spinal deformities and minimally invasive spinal surgery, focusing on the treatment of both pediatric and adult scoliosis and spondylolisthesis, spinal cord compression from disc herniations, and spinal stenosis.

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