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What is Wrist osteoarthritis?

What is Wrist osteoarthritis?

  • Wrist osteoarthritis: A form of arthritis where the cartilage which cushions the bones in the wrist joint as they move against each other, becomes progressively degraded and damaged. This causes problems such as pain, stiffness and impaired movement. Pain is not present in all cases however, with some patients imply suffering joint stiffness. Primary osteoarthritis occurs as the person ages but results from repetitive use and/or high mechanical stress on the joint. It is not a direct result of the aging process. Secondary osteoarthritis is the result of such things as injury to the joint, joint infection, obesity, ligament damage, joint overuse, hormonal problems, pregnancy and various other conditions. Family history seem to play a factor in developing the condition.

Wrist osteoarthritis: Introduction

Types of Wrist osteoarthritis:

Broader types of Wrist osteoarthritis:

How serious is Wrist osteoarthritis?

Prognosis of Wrist osteoarthritis: Varies considerable - some cases progress intermittently whereas others stabilize for long periods of time.

What causes Wrist osteoarthritis?

Causes of Wrist osteoarthritis: see causes of Wrist osteoarthritis

What are the symptoms of Wrist osteoarthritis?

Symptoms of Wrist osteoarthritis: see symptoms of Wrist osteoarthritis

Onset of Wrist osteoarthritis: Symptoms usually start after the age of 45 but can occur in younger people.

Wrist osteoarthritis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Wrist osteoarthritis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Wrist osteoarthritis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Wrist osteoarthritis: Orthopedic Surgeon ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Wrist osteoarthritis.
Treatments for Wrist osteoarthritis: see treatments for Wrist osteoarthritis
Research for Wrist osteoarthritis: see research for Wrist osteoarthritis

Name of Wrist osteoarthritis

Main name of condition: Wrist osteoarthritis

Wrist osteoarthritis: Related Conditions

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