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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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Patrick J. McDaid, M.D.

PATRICK J. MCDAID, M.D.

A Bucks County Pennsylvania native, Dr. McDaid completed his undergraduate and medical education in Philadelphia. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from LaSalle University, and received his doctorate from Temple University at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. During his residency he was privileged to work under many nationally renowned orthopaedic experts at the Shriners Hospital for Children, The Philadelphia Hand Center and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He completed his Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship at the distinguished University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. His practice at OAA is focused on hand trauma, arthritis, reconstructive surgery, adult and pediatric fracture treatment, and nerve compressions.

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