Risk factors associated with osteoarthritis disease
January 2, 2021 | By : OrthoFixar | Reconstruction
| Last updated on January 6, 2021
What are the risk factors associated with developing osteoarthritis disease?
- joint trauma
- muscle weakness
- These three factors all increase the mechanical forces to which the articular cartilage is subjected.
- metabolic disorders
- Elderly populations are affected by osteoarthritis more frequently and more severely than younger populations.
- Obesity is the strongest modifiable risk factor.