Factors That Increase The Risk Of Osteoatritis Or OA?

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Hello, I’m Nanda. R nI want to ask, right? There is a young person who has had an accident and trauma to the knee area. At the age of 50, will he have OA or not? If so, what is the cause? And can this be the most dominant risk factor for the person getting OA? R n r n Thank you in advance for the answer

1 Answer:

Hello Nanda,

Osteoatritis or OA is an inflammatory joint disease caused by gradual destruction of cartilage. Cartilage itself is a dense connective tissue that covers the bone ends as protection against friction when moving. Here are a number of factors that increase the risk of OA conditions:

Age, increases with age Obesity or obesity Injuries to joints Gender, women are more at risk Work or repetitive activities that press the joint point continuously Joint pain and stiffness are the main symptoms of OA, the doctor will ask about these complaints and several other accompanying complaints as well as carrying out a physical examination. Additional tests that are usually done in OA disease are X-rays to see a picture of the joint. Treatment is in the form of painkillers, anti-inflammatory drugs, physiotherapy, and even surgery if the damage is severe enough.

A history of trauma is one of the factors that increase the risk of developing OA. But you don't need to worry because the increased risk means you don't necessarily experience OA in the future, it's just that the possibility of OA will be greater. Here are some tips for preventing OA:

Balanced diet and lose weight if you are overweight Regular exercise Maintain posture, both sitting and standing. Get enough rest. It's a good idea to consult a doctor if you think you have an alarming complaint.

May be useful

dr. M. Rizki

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