Specialties

  • Osteoarthritis


  • Known as the "wear and tear" arthritis, it is the most chronic form of arthritis affecting 33 million Americans.

    • Older patients are the most susceptible to osteoarthritis as the cartilage begins to break down and wear thin. Osteoarthritis treatments in Colorado at Littleton Adventist Hospital.
    • Other factors that may lead to the premature thinning of cartilage include obesity, overuse of the hip from sports or other strenuous activities, or an injury that has damaged the cartilage.
    • Osteoarthritis does not cause fatigue or tiredness as many other types of arthritis do. Joint pain is often the only symptom.
    • Osteoarthritis can coexist with other forms of arthritis.

     

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