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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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DEAN L. SORRENTO, D.P.M.

Originally from New Jersey, Dr. Sorrento graduated from St. Joseph’s University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He received his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, where he graduated with honors. Dr. Sorrento’s training encompasses all aspects of foot and ankle reconstruction, including complex adult and pediatric foot and ankle-acquired and congenital deformities, diabetic limb salvage (Charcot reconstruction), high arch and flatfoot deformities, trauma (ankle and foot fractures) and neuromuscular disorders.

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