Osteoarthritis

What is it?

Degeneration of joint surfaces

What are the causes?

Degeneration mainly due to repetitive microtrauma

What are the symptoms?

  • Insidious buttock, groin, lateral thigh or medial knee pain
  • Initially pain increases towards the end of day
  • Low-grade inflammation leads to stiffness in the morning and after resting
  • May contribute to compensatory low back pain
  • Predominantly middle age/elderly patients

Osteoarthritis