Osteoarthritis, the disease that lets you know getting old sucks
There are very few diseases that signify that you are getting old like the one we are going to be talking about today. Osteoarthritis is something I deal with in my practice EVERY SINGLE DAY. It's is one of the main reasons why our orthopedic surgeon friends stay so busy day in and day out. Quick Facts
- More than half of all americans over the age of 65 have osteoarthritis
- It tends to run in families
- Over 600,000 joint replacement surgeries are performed each year in the US, and approximately 300,000 of those procedures are knee replacement surgeries.
- The Centers for Disease Control estimate that some 27 million adults in the US have osteoarthritis
Let's take a look at the slideshow on the next page to see what we can learn about osteoarthritis today.