Also known as degenerative arthritis, osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritic condition. It afflicts an estimated one in six Americans and is typically related to normal wear and tear on the joints. We see many cases of osteoarthritis at Florida Hospital, and have built a program of clinical specialists using highly effective treatments to bring comfort to those affected by its pain and restricted movement.
What is Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a chronic degenerative joint disease that affects mostly middle-aged and older adults. Osteoarthritis is characterized by the breakdown of joint cartilage. Although it can occur in any joint, usually it affects the hands, knees, hips, or spine. The disease is also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease.