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06-01-2016 | Osteoarthritis | Book Chapter | Article

1. Osteoarthritis: Definition, Etiology, and Natural History

Author: MD Elizabeth A. Arendt

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

Abstract

Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common causes of disability in adults. The prevalence increases with age, with a surprising 13.9 % of the population over 25 years old being affected and 33.6 % of the population over 65 years old affected [1].

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