Osteoartritis

La osteoartritis es una enfermedad crónica del cartílago y el hueso de las articulaciones y se piensa que es el resultado del uso y desgaste de las mismas, aunque también existen otras causas como los defectos congénitos, el trauma y los trastornos metabólicos. Las articulaciones se ven más grandes, están rígidas y producen un dolor que aumenta a medida que se las usa durante el día.Osteoartritis

Revision

Last reviewed 9/26/2011 by Ariel D. Teitel, MD, MBA, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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