the most prevalent form of arthritis
. It may occur in virtually any joint
of the body. It has no cure and leads to pain and joint
dysfunction. The end result is
loss of articular cartilage with secondary bone changes, including osteophytes, subchondral sclerosis
, and subchondral cysts.
The knee is
the most commonly affected joint, followed by the hand and hip.
of osteoarthritis is
not difficult when the dis
in the moderate or advanced stage.