The majority of persons who suffer from osteoarthritis 2023, sometimes referred to as OA, are in their middle to late years of life. Although it is frequently referred to as "wear and tear" of the joints, we now understand that osteoarthritis is a disease that affects the entire joint, including the ligaments, bone, and cartilage. It is not quite correct to suggest that the joints are just "worn out," despite the fact that it is more common in older persons. The bone alterations of the joints, the breakdown of tendons and ligaments, the breakdown of cartilage (the tissue that cushions the ends of the bones between joints), and varying degrees of inflammation of the joint lining are its defining characteristics (called the synovium).

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