Posts Tagged ‘osteoarthritis’

March 25th, 2010  Posted at   Arthritis Therapies

While arthritis has no cure, there are a variety of treatments based on the particular kind of arthritis. Here, a doctor discusses the arthritis patient’s options.

Recently, my colleagues and I were examining x-rays from patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the femoral joint. These patients were quite young when their OA was first diagnosed. In these OA patients, the disease was clinically significant when they were in their 20s or 30s whereas in the general population OA does not usually present clinically until individuals are in their 40s or 50s. Genetic testing of these individuals indicated that several family members had a similar age onset of OA. (more…)