Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, especially among older people. In fact, more than half of the population age 65 or older has X-ray evidence of osteoarthritis in at least one joint. Both men and women have the disease. People with osteoarthritis usually have joint pain and limited movement. Scientists do not know yet what causes the disease, but they suspect a combination of factors, including being overweight, the aging process, joint injury, and stresses on the joints from certain jobs and sports activities.
We offer our patients the most up to date treatment for the management of OA, including physical therapy, intra-articular injections and quality of life management. If non surgical management fails, then we work closely with the specialists in our Center for Joint Preservation and Replacement and Comprehensive Spine Center to optimize care.